Navigation Links
Pain Killers To Carry Warnings About Heart Attack And Stroke Risk

Pain killers which are commonly used for a number of painful complaints, have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke//. This has lead to an order by the Commission on Human Medicines whereby these drugs will have to carry a warning along with the information put on them by the manufacturers.

Doctors are being informed of the small but increased risk in long term treatment with high doses of these drugs. These are used very commonly for conditions of chronic pain in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and are known as Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID).

Studies have shown that high doses(around 2400 mg) of these drugs increase the risk of heart attack, and an investigation into NSAIDs was launched last month by the European Medicines Agency.

Diclofenac, etodolac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, ketorolac, meloxicam, nabumetone, naproxen, and nimesulide are the NSAIDS which have been reviewed. Low dose (400mg) ibuprofen which is an OTC drug is considered safe and will not have to include the cautionary information.

The director for vigilance and risk management, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Dr. June Raine, said that the benefits of the drugs are still considered to outweigh the risks, and that it was not required that patients stop their medications if they felt well. However it is advisable to keep the treatment as low dose and short term as possible.
MAL
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pain Killers Keep the Virus Away
2. Heart Related Problems-The Largest Killers In Andhra Pradesh
3. Cereal Killers: Is the Loaded Breakfast Bowl Really Healthy?
4. Copper Alloys Surfaces Touted As Pathogen Killers
5. Preventive Mastectomy Does Not Carry Emotional Baggage For Most Women
6. Well-Planned Surgeries Also Carry Health Risks
7. Cigarette Packets to Carry Skull-and-bones Sign
8. Apollo Group Permitted to Carry out Surgeries in its Oman Centre
9. Babies at Hospital found to Carry Super bug MRSA
10. Allergic Individuals Should Carry Two Doses Of EpiPen Says Quebec Coroner
11. Skin Lightening Products Carry Risk of Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) and ... the ultimate weight loss and wellness program, at their world headquarters of Omni La ... immediate and long-term results to anyone seeking weight loss, personal development, a healthy lifestyle, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... continuity to its innovative Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting the needs of ... new version optimizes the unattended auto-dialing system without agents, Presence Robodialer, provides ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2016 ... the highest standards of trauma, maternity, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ... Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the recognitions, the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... California Senate Bill (SB) 863, signed into law ... in 2013 and 2014, according to CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for California, 17th Edition ... to the study, medical payments per claim in California decreased 4 percent in 2013 ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Care Act. Dr. Botelho advocates for the mass media launching of story movements ... ongoing opportunities to share their unfortunate experiences; such a movement can generate the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and ... equity investment in Marrodent, one of Poland,s ... $32 million. This transaction was announced on August 30, 2016. ... Poland since 2014, and Marrodent marks ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced the addition ... to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ... and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are ... is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... -- "Lantus (Insulin Glargine) Biosimilar Clinical Trial & Opportunity Insight" report by ... drug in clinical pipeline. Currently 5 biosimilar version of Lantus are commercially ... Kenya , Czech Republic , ... , Slovakia , United Kingdom ... patent on Lantus expired in 2014. Lantus is the brand name ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: