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Heart Risk Warning Over Painkiller Diclofenac (BBC News / MHRA)

Summary The medicines regulator has advised that the painkiller diclofenac should not be used by people with heart problems. A European review found a small increased risk of heart attack and stroke. “The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said … Continue reading

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High-Dose Painkiller Heart Risk (NHS Choices / BBC News)

Summary Commonly-used painkillers, such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, can increase the risk of heart problems slightly if taken in high doses over a long time. This conclusion was arrived at by meta-analysis of data from 639 separate clinical trials. The risks remain … Continue reading

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