Prescription-strength ibuprofen linked to heart failure

New research shows that prescription-strength ibuprofen, naproxen and other pain relievers could contribute to a higher risk for heart failure for some individuals, according to CBS News.

The medication could raise a person’s risk of heart failure by almost 20 percent, according to a study led by Andrea Arfe, PhD, a student at the university of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. The study, which analyzed medical records for nearly 10 million patients, was published Sept. 28 in The BMJ.

Pain-killers, when prescribed at a high dose, can also increase a person’s risk of hospitalization for heart failure. Drugs like diclofenac, etoricoxib and indomethacin are some that can put a person at higher risk.

To read more about the study and the connection between painkillers and heart failure, follow the link below.