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How do NSAIDs cause heart attacks?
Last Updated: 14th March, 2020
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Besides, how do NSAIDs increase risk of heart attack?
NSAIDs may also elevate blood pressure and cause heart failure. The risk of heart attack and stroke achieved special notoriety with rofecoxib (Vioxx), a type of NSAID called a COX-2 inhibitor. The risk increases with higher doses of NSAIDs taken for longer periods of time.
One may also ask, why is ibuprofen bad for your heart? That said, doctors have actually known for years that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)—including ibuprofen and naproxen—may increase risk of heart attack and stroke. And if you take NSAIDs at higher dosages, you may also be more vulnerable.
Beside above, how do NSAIDs affect your heart?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — medications commonly used to treat pain and inflammation — can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Taking NSAIDs once in a while or for a short time, such as to help with pain due to an injury, generally has only a small risk.
Which Nsaid is safest for heart?
Starting with a 100- to 200-mg dose of celecoxib may be the safest choice in patients with CV disease. If celecoxib does not produce adequate pain relief, naproxen or ibuprofen should be considered.