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Arthritis drug risk
Apr 5 2007
sufferers who take the painkiller ibuprofen may be increasing their
risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to new research.
in New York compared the cardiovascular health of more than 18,000
people who were aged over 50 and suffered osteoarthritis.
were taking a high dose of lumiracoxib, a type of drug known as a
cyclooxygenase (COX-2) inhibitor.
took either ibuprofen or naproxen, both of which are traditional
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Researchers found that the drugs had no adverse effect on the cardio
health of patients considered to be at low risk of heart problems.
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