Arthritis Drugs Linked To Increased Risk of Stroke Death

November 6, 2014 10:24 AM

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Published recently in the journal Neurology, a study suggests that commonly prescribed arthritis and pain medication increases the risk of dying from a stroke.

COX-2 inhibitors, as they are called, are selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatories which act by inhibiting an enzyme’s action and therefore reduce pain producing substances. Such COX-2 inhibitors include diclofenac, etodolac, nabumeton and meloxicam, as well as newer generation substances, such a...

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