FDA warning suggests painkillers may trigger heart attacks, strokes

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FDA Warning Suggests Painkillers May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes


NEW YORK, New York (Pix 11) -- A new FDA warning says some painkillers may trigger heart attacks or strokes, even in people who don't have existing heart conditions.

It's always been known that painkillers could increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes in people that take them over the long term. But new findings indicate that this may also ring true for short term use of the same drugs.

This new FDA warning is being put on some of the most popular painkillers out there, including Advil, Aleve, and Motrin.

For users without existing heart conditions, experts recommend taking the smallest possible dose for the briefest amount of time possible. For people with existing conditions, experts say to talk to your doctors first, as the risk for stroke or heart attacks is even greater.
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