Some painkillers ‘increase the risk of developing heart failure’, say experts | The Independent

English: The illustration shows the major sign...

English: The illustration shows the major signs and symptoms of heart failure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Independent reports that common painkillers used by millions of people in the UK are linked to an increased risk of heart failure, citing experts. Non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen could increase the risk of being admitted to hospital with the heart problem, a study found. Previous studies have linked the drugs to abnormal heart rhythm – which can cause heart failure – and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke if taken regularly.

Source: Some painkillers ‘increase the risk of developing heart failure’, say experts | The Independent

There are sixteen diseases that particularly interact with ibuprofen, including:

It would be prudent to make NSAIDS prescription only drugs given the complex risks.

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