Addiction to Painkillers Causes Heart Attacks


Addiction to painkillers like ibuprofen and  celecoxib can cause heart-attack. Experts say that being addicted to common painkillers can increase the risk of death due to heart attack and stroke by four times.

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One of the most elaborate studies done in the Bern University in Switzerland analyzed data from 31 trials taking into account the results of 116,000 patients who had addicted to painkillers and were taking them regularly. The doctors found that heart patients using high dose painkiller once a day, in  a year, can triple the risk of getting a stroke.

 Here are the painkiller addiction drugs that were seen to cause heart-attacks and strokes, while taking in excess:
Naproxen, Ibuprofen, celecoxib, diclofenac, etoricoxib, lumiracoxib and rofecoxib.

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While comparing with placebo, it has been found that rofecoxib and lumiracoxib addiction can up the risk of heart-attack by two times, while Ibuprofen can increased the risk of stroke by three times. Etoricoxib and diclofenac were associated with four times the high risk of death from heart attack or stroke. Of all these pain killer drugs, Naproxen is the least harmful in terms of  cardiovascular experts, said the experts.

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