What Painkiller Increases Risk of Heart Failure?
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Ibuprofen (Advil)
- Naproxen (Aleve)
Answer: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen (NSAIDs)
A study in the British Medical Journal investigated use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and their links to hospital admissions for heart failure. NSAID use has been found to be associated with an increased risk of heart failure in several randomized clinical trials and observational studies.
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