NSAIDs and Risk

A large meta-analysis revealed that some commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) increase the risk of major vascular events (mostly heart attacks) by almost one-third. Up to now it has not been clear if high doses of the traditional NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and diclofenac (2400, 1000 and 150 mg daily, respectively) increased risk. Patients…

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