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Stroke

23 August 2010

Painkiller use linked to stroke risk

Common painkillers that have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack may also elevate risk of stroke, a new study suggests.

Common painkillers that have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack may also elevate risk of stroke, a new study suggests.

NSAIDs are a group of painkillers that include over-the-counter medications like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and other brands) and naproxen (Aleve), as well as prescription arthritis drugs known as COX-2 inhibitors.

 

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