Painkiller linked to heart failure risk prescribed 75,000 times in Huddersfield in just one year

Painkiller linked to heart failure risk prescribed 75,000 times in Huddersfield in just one year
 

A common type of painkiller linked to an increased risk of heart failure was prescribed by doctors in Huddersfield more than 75,000 times last year.
A recent study from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy found that people taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increased the risk of being taken to hospital with heart failure by almost 20%.
While these include common over-the-counter painkillers such as Ibuprofen, the study was carried out among people who were taking prescribed NSAIDs.
These are usually prescribed for long-term conditions such as backache or arthritis.... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 31
Source: Examiner
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