The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened warning labels on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including pain relievers such as Advil, Motrin, and Aleve. The increased warning states that the NSAIDs can cause a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke even in individuals without existing heart conditions. The medications can also cause a higher risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Those at greatest risk are people who have suffered from a heart attack or stroke before or have heart disease. People with stomach ulcers, uncontrolled high blood pressure, kidney disease or have experienced mini-strokes should avoid using NSAIDs. According to the FDA’s findings, large doses of NSAIDs can increase the risk of cardiovascular issues up to a third.
If individuals have to take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, the Food and Drug Administration advises to use the smallest dose and to discontinue use as soon as necessarily possible. If patients experience shortness of breath or chest pain they should immediately seek medical attention.
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