National Geographic : 2004 Feb
Taking a low-dose aspirin a day for your heart can be a smart thing to do. Taking a pain reliever that won't interfere with it is even smarter. McNei ©McN-PPC Inc. 2004. Use as directed. More and more of you are taking a low-dose aspirin for your heart. Smart. But did you know that if you are also taking ibuprofen, you may not be getting the cardio protection you seek? Clinical studies have shown that under certain circumstances, frequent use of ibuprofen can actually interfere with your aspirin therapy. It may be blocking your aspirin's ability to thin your blood. If you are taking a low-dose aspirin a day for your heart, Tylenol may be a better choice. Unlike ibuprofen, Tylenol has not been shown to interfere with your aspirin heart therapy. That's why most doctors recommend Tylenol for people on aspirin therapy. Talk to your doctor about what's right for you. TYLENOL A Better Choice. For more information go to Tylenol.com or visit The American Heart Association at www.circulationaha.org.