Jun 29, 2013

Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are proven to cause heart attacks

Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are proven to cause heart attack, according to study presented in Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism.

Dr. Carl Orr from Department of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons said : "The side effect profile and safety of NSAIDs has been commonly reported, but little is known about treatment duration and its implications for cardiovascular risk. This data demonstrates an immediate increase in the risk of death and MI [heart attack], challenging the safety of even short-term use. The introduction of physician guidelines to assist safe prescribing of this class of drug is vital, and the only way to keep patient safety at the forefront of disease management".

NSAIDs are also proven to cause Gastro-intestinal bleeding especially among old people, and may exaggerate Asthmatic attacks.

Some Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are:
-Aspirin.
- Ibuprofen (Advil).
-Indomethacin (Indolin, Indocin).
-Ketoprofen (Actron)
-Diclofenac Sodium (Cataflam, Voltaren).
- Naproxen.

Source: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/aspirin-and-ibuprofen-proven-to-cause-heart-attacks/46242


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