“Allowing these drugs to be purchased without a prescription and without any advice or restrictions sends a message to the public that they must be safe,” Gunnar H. Gislason, author of the study and professor of cardiology, said in a news release. “The findings are a stark reminder that NSAIDs are not harmless.”
To come up with the results, researchers used the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry to collect the medical history of nearly 30,000 patients who had suffered a heart attack outside of the hospital from 2000 to 2010.
They also examined all NSAID prescriptions filled at Danish pharmacies since 1995.
According to Time, ibuprofen and naproxen, both available over the counter in the United States as Advil and Aleve, require prescriptions in Denmark.
The only NSAID sold without a prescription, Time reported, is ibuprofen in 200mg, the same as a regular-strength Advil in the U.S.
Both diclofenac, which requires a prescription in both Denmark and the U.S., and ibuprofen were found to be the most commonly used NSAIDs in heart attack cases, the study found.
Together, diclofenac and prescription-strength ibuprofen contributed 50 percent and 31 percent of increased risk of cardiac arrest respectively.
The results showed that consumption of any kind of NSAID increased risk of heart attack by 31 percent.
Upon publishing the research, Gislason warned in a press release that NSAIDs should be used with caution.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.