IBUPROFEN: NEW HEART DANGER

The Sun | 9 May 2017

TAKING common painkillers can raise heart attack risk by half after just one day, a major study warns.

Experts looked at nearly 450,000 adults given non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Taking ibuprofen can increase the risk of a heart attack by half in just one day, scientists have warned

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Taking ibuprofen can increase the risk of a heart attack by half in just one day, scientists have warned

They include popular over-the-counter pills such as ibuprofen, and prescription-only drugs such as diclofenac.

Both are taken by millions for conditions such as headaches, back pain and arthritis.

The study, published in The BMJ, said their effect on heart attack risk was almost immediate.

But it was not long-lasting and wore off over time.

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