Painkiller May Give Rise to Heart Risk

Painkiller, heart risk

As per the new study, it said that one of the most widely used painkillers would pose a threat to the cardiovascular threat to the individual. The study which was published in The BMJ has mentioned about this threat.

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It has been seen that the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs seem to be widely used to alleviate the pain. As per the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which is about the 30 million people who all are present in the United States who all take NSAIDs each year.  These NSAIDs are recommended for the people to treat the inflammatory conditions, fever as well as headaches.

As per the European Society of Cardiology, they have carried out an extensive review of the existing research that was concluded that the nonaspirin NSAIDs would not be prescribed to the individuals who are at high risk of heart diseases. Apart from this, they will not be sold over the counter which is without issuing an appropriate warning of the frequent cardiovascular complications.

As per the new study, it focuses on one NSAID which is in particular which is diclofenac. The scientist who has led this study Morten Schmidt, at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark who all have set out to investigate the cardiovascular risks by taking the common painkiller which has rank as the most widely used drug in the world.

In this study, the team led by the Schmidt has examined about 252 national studies to obtain the information on over the 6.3 million Danish people who have got about 20 years in the year range from 1996-2016. The average age of the people is said to be 46-56.  In this study period, the researchers have examined the cardiovascular risks of taking up the diclofenac as well as they have compared them with the risks of starting the paracetamol or naproxen or even ibuprofen.

It is said that the study is observational which means that there is no conclusion about this. The large sample size is enough for the quality of the research in which it is sufficient to get the strong evidence to guide the clinical decision making for the same. But in this study, it was observed that the risk of getting the heart attack begins in the first week of the taking the NSAIDs itself. The risk arises due to the intake of the painkillers by the individuals.


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