New study confirms heart attack and stroke risk associated with NSAIDs.
Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, published further documentatoin of the risk associated with ibuprofen, celebrex, bextra and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers (NSAIDs). The study concluded that persons at risk of stroke or heart attack are placed in significantly greater risk if they take NSAIDs and that the risk increases with increased dosage or duration of treatment. NSAIDs are thought to increase the risk of clotting and vessel occlusion. One expert concluded that patients at risk should take Tylenol or Naproxen, in that order.