Taiwanese scientists warn of five painkillers, widespread around the world and possibly causing a crisis or heart attack.
A team of Taiwanese doctors said ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, mefenamic acid and naproxen could cause heart attack or heart attack under certain conditions , according to British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , where they published the results of their research.
To give weight to their thesis, scientists have studied the cases of 56,000 patients with hypertension.
At the end of their research, they found that one in 330 people taking ibuprofen had at least one heart attack in four weeks. In addition, celecoxib proved to be even more dangerous in this case, namely that with this painkiller it was one in 105 who had a seizure or a heart attack during the period concerned.
For diclofenac and naproxen, the figures are one in 245 and one in 214 respectively.
Mefenamic acid was found to be the least “dangerous” painkiller studied, with one out of every 394 patients.
Now, consider yourself as savvy.