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Painkiller increases chance of heart attack, health officials advise

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Ecoclimber, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    Experts says patients with heart conditions should stop using diclofenac after study finds stroke and heart attack
    Research found patients using diclofenac to be 40% more at risk than those not using the drug. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images​
    Health officials have advised patients with heart problems to avoid an over-the-counter painkiller used by millions after research found that it can significantly increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said that patients with an underlying heart condition, such as heart failure, heart disease or circulatory problems, or patients who have previously suffered heart attacks or strokes, should no longer use diclofenac.​

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    Thanks Eco...:)

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