WHAT’S HAPPENING: Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter pain medication sold as Motrin or Advil, can react with blood-pressure medications such as ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors or ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers). They were associated with a 31-percent increased risk of kidney injury.

WHAT IT IS: an incomplete list of ACE inhibitors: Lotensin, Vasotec, Zestril, and Acupril. ARBs include Micardis, Diovan, Cozaar, and Avapro.

WHY IT MATTERS: Kidney deterioration can lead to the need for dialysis.

BOTTOM LINE: Find out if you’re taking an ACEI or an ARB, and if so, avoid ibuprofen, and ask your physician for the best choice for pain relief.

Read this reference(s) by clicking link: Mathematical Biosciences Volume 347, May 5, 2022, 108809