Does taking pain medicine increase risk of heart attack or stroke?

Does taking pain medicine increase risk of heart attack or stroke?


Does taking pain medicine increase risk of
heart attack or stroke? A group of drug called NSAID (Nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs) — medications used to treat pain and inflammation. most commonly used NSAIDs are: Diclofenac
Sodium, Celecoxib, Iboprofen and Naproxen. NSAIDs may increase the risk of a heart attack
or stroke. It is even more important when you have cardiovascular
disease. NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack or
stroke if you have cardiovascular disease. but even people without cardiovascular disease
who take NSAIDs may be at greater risk of heart attack or stroke. So what is the alternative to NSAID? What medicine should you take for your pain
and inflammation? You may consult with doctor. Doctor may prescribe you more safe medicine
like acetaminophen for your normal pain. Acetaminophen generally recognized as safe
medicine which does not increase the risk of heart attacks. if you have more pain you may have to take
NSAID, in this case take lowest possible dose for the shortest time. Taking NSAID at higher dose increases the
risk of heart attack or stroke. Remember side effects of NSAID may appear
as early as the first weeks of using an NSAID. You have to take more caution if you have
cardiovascular disease. Please consult doctor before using NSAID. If you found any symptoms of heart attack
or stroke such as chest pain, blurred vision, loss of balance, shortness of breath, weakness
in one part of the body or side of the body, or Difficulty in speech, severe headache,
Please take immediate medical attention and inform doctor about your medication.

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