Like many of you, I am a regular Ibuprofen (Advil) user. I make a conscious attempt to keep my use to a minimum, just because I figure it is good sense. But I am surprised at how much usage I see among others that I ride with. It is particularly common in Baja where 800mg tablets are available over the counter.
I like many, I have been led to understand that use of Ibuprofen before strenuous exercise was a good preemptive caution against pain and soreness due to inflammation. At times I practice pre-workout dosage routine, so I found this study of particular interest. It has made me thing twice about how and when I use Ibuprofen.