Painkillers for arthritis pose 'low risk’ unless patients suffer with heart disease

Painkillers for arthritis pose 'low risk’ unless patients suffer with heart disease
 

Scientists based in the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands studied more than 7,000 people to assess the safety of two types of medication.
They compared the safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - such as ibuprofen, diclofenac and naproxen - with a newer class of more targeted drugs called COX2 inhibitors, which include celecoxib.
It followed concerns from doctors and patients over the long-term effect of NSAIDs on the stomach and gut, and concerns over whether COX2 drugs may be associated with increased cardiovascular diseases.
Last week scientists suggested that common... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Health, Views: 37
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