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Controversy About NSAIDs And Heart Health

Posted Oct 19 2010 5:26pm

Recently there has been a lot of controversy  about the use of NSAIDs and heart health.

NSAIDs are medications for pain and inflammation. Many of them are sold over the counter and they are used by millions of people for various aches and pains as well as for more serious chronic conditions such as arthritis. Aspirin is technically an NSAID, but its effects on the heart are different from other drugs in this class.

Drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen that are sold over the counter have been used by a large number of people for a long period of time. They are generally considered safe and are very effective for various types of pain. However the concern regarding the increased risk of bleeding, kidney damage and negative effects on cardiovascular system has always been associated with the use of NSAIDs.

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