Danish Study Shows COX-2 Inhibitor Connected With Increased Stroke Risk

November 6, 2014 5:33 PM

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Danish Study Shows COX-2 Inhibitor Connected With Increased Stroke Risk

A new study has been published in the journal Neurology which discusses that common arthritis drugs could be linked to increased risk for stroke death.

The drugs in question are COX-2 inhibitors, a type of drug classified as a selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Examples of this type of drug include nabumeton, declofenac, etodolac, meloxicam, and the newer celecoxib and rofecoxib.

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