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Why is naproxen bad for your heart?
Last Updated: 9th February, 2020
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Moreover, is naproxen safe for heart patients?
The advisory panel voted 16-9 against the assumption that naproxen has a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than similar anti-inflammatory medications, and cited a lack of conclusive evidence that the drug is safe for the heart. The most common NSAIDs are aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil) and naproxen (Aleve).
One may also ask, why do NSAIDs increase risk of heart attack? Aspirin prevents platelets from clumping together, which prevents the formation of dangerous clots that can block a vessel and cause a heart attack or stroke. The non-aspirin NSAIDs work on that enzyme, too, but also affect another enzyme that promotes clotting. That can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
In this manner, can naproxen cause heart problems?
This major study found that high doses of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) type of painkiller increased the risk of serious conditions such as heart attacks. High-dose naproxen did not affect the risk of heart attack. The actual risk to individuals is small.
Why is naproxen bad for you?
FDA warnings Naproxen may increase the risk of heart disease. Using naproxen in the long term or at high doses increases your risk. People with heart disease or risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, also have higher risk. Naproxen shouldn't be used for pain before or after heart bypass surgery.