Many randonneurs take ibuprofen as a matter of course to prevent feeling pain during a long ride. Others wait until an injury occurs and then take it.
A recently published article says a study suggests taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for only a week can significantly raise the risk of having a heart attack.
The added chances of a heart attack were more pronounced among users on high doses of the painkillers.
Use for between eight and 30 days at a high dose was “particularly harmful”.