Painkillers for arthritis offer low risk of heart problems



Common painkillers such as ibruprofen are unlikely to increase the risk of heart problems in arthritis patients, research suggests.
Dundee University scientists found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as diclofenac and naproxen, were associated with very low risk of heart failure and stomach problems after scrutinising more the 7,000 patients.
It follows a major study published in the BMJ last week, which claimed patients who take the pills were more likely to develop heart failure.
Potential side effects, such as stomach ulcers and gut bleeding, arising from the use... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Health, Views: 46
Source: Scotsman
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