Taking ibuprofen can make the agony of cystitis worse: Millions of women are wrongly told to take the painkiller, study finds


Millions of women battling cystitis may be making it worse by taking ibuprofen for the symptoms.

Taking the common painkiller can make a urinary tract infection last three days longer and risks a kidney infection, a study has found.

More than half of women suffer a UTI such as cystitis during their lifetime, with one in five facing the misery of recurrent infections.

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