Ibuprofen is an indispensable part of the German medicine cabinet. It is cheap, over the counter – and is considered a safe painkiller. Even doctors write it down to their patients with various complaints. But at the same time, they warn against taking them too long. Often it is advised to swallow ibuprofen only in an acute situation – and just for a short time.
Depression, impotence and cardiovascular disease after only a short time
About 31 men between the ages of 18 and 35 years should have participated in the study. Fourteen subjects are said to have received about 600 milligrams of ibuprofen per day, while the rest swallowed placebos.
After only 14 days, the scientists made their first hormonal changes, which are blamed for impotence, depression and even cardiovascular disease. But the big sex may breathe easy: those who take the remedy only for a short time, so the researchers, he has nothing to fear.