New warning on counter painkillers

According to studies reviewed last year by an optional panel of the Food and Drug Administration FDA, Food and Drug Administration there is growing proof that NSAIDs anti-inflammatory drugs augment the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in spite of of whether the person has heart illness. Those with a history of heart evils are most at danger. No matter who you are it increases the risk says Bruce Lambert, director of the Center for Communication and Health Center for Communication and Health of Northwestern University, who specializes in communications on counter painkillers.


NSAID drugs, nonprescription drugs, include a new warning will point to that there is an increased risk even within the first few weeks of taking and risk may increase if high doses are taken over a period of time. The new warning does not be relevant either to aspirin or to acetaminophen. So what does this mean for the millions of people who take these painkillers to relieve from headaches passengers to the chronic pain of arthritis? There are answers to some often-asked questions in the brief.


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Should I stop taking drugs NSAIDs for pain relief?

If you take them to relieve disabling pain affecting your excellence of life, do not stop taking them without talking to your doctor a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and member of the FDA advisory panel. There are situations in which patients and their doctors should consider a balance between benefits and risks.