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Heart risk from painkillers

28th September 2011

New research has suggested that taking daily doses of over-the-counter painkillers can increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke by up to 40%.

The findings suggest that patients who regularly use the common anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac were shown to have a two-fifths higher chance of suffering heart problems. Arthritis drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn in 2004 amid evidence that it led to heart attacks, had only a slightly higher risk factor of 45%, while the most common painkiller Ibuprofen was feared to have an 18% higher risk of heart attack and stroke.


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Article Information

Title: Heart risk from painkillers
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19894
Date Added: 28th Sep 2011


The Telegraph

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