Pharmacists warn: painkillers may kill

According to Taiwanese experts, popular painkillers pose a real threat to life. As RIA News notes, ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, mefenamic acid and naproxen increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The scientists refer to the medical data of 56,000 people with high blood pressure.

So, one person for every 330 adults treated with ibuprofen, had a heart attack or stroke for four weeks. Celecoxib was even more dangerous. It caused a stroke or heart attack in every 105th patient. In turn, these complications occurred in every 245th person treated with diclofenac and in every 214th person treated with naproxen.

As it turned out, mefenamic acid has the lowest risk. When mefenamic acid was used, a stroke or heart attack occurred in every 394th person. By the way, not for the first time, scientists are talking about the dangers of painkillers. Recent studies performed by the University of Newcastle have shown that painkillers can provoke obesity, insomnia and hypertension.

Source: RIA "News"