Enough said about NSAIDs?

Uh oh. Looks like Vioxx wasn’t the only NSAID to get in trouble. In a new study out of Copenhagen, both diclofenac and high doses of ibuprofen also have increased cardiovascular risk. 
The study looked at over 2.5 million people who had a least one NSAID, with those patients who had diclofenac at increased risk for cardiovascular death (OR 1.91), with a dose-dependent increase in risk. 

A lot of clinicians are hesitant with their use of NSAIDs in those at cardiovascular risk, and this study confirms some of those concerns. 

Read the full article here, and let us know in the comments on your thoughts regarding NSAIDs. 

IMAGE: David Jordan


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