Wednesday, June 21, 2006

NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin) Pose Risk Post- Heart Attack?

A Danish look back study seems to suggest that all NSAIDS may increase the risk of death in heart attack survivors.

NSAIDs ("Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) include those drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) and diclofenac (contained in Arthrotec and Voltaren) and the Cox-2 inhibitors Vioxx and Celebrex. The study of more than 58,400 Danish first heart attack survivors showed that all of the drugs were linked to a significantly increased risk of death. Gunnar H. Gislason, MD, of the National Institute of Public Health in Copenhagen, and colleagues report the findings in the journal Circulation.

Aleve was not included in the study.