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A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers suggests that controlling cholesterol may be important for heart health in patients who are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen. The findings are based on a study on the safety of NSAID medications in clinically relevant animal models when high cholesterol is a factor. The study is published in the current issue of the journal Surgery.
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
There is no safe medicine. All have side effects. If it is possible,better not to use. If it is really needed - use in moderation since ,if i am allowed to rephrase Paracelsus a bit, all medications are simply poisons in low doses.
Finding dosage that will work on something we want it to while not doing anything harmful somewhere else is impossible.
Nsaids specifically are known to cause problems to cardiovascular system for years,harm depending on specific medicine and dosage. High cholesterol group specifically in risk - this is new.
Originally posted by orbitbaby
The main ingredient in pharmaceuticals is always greed.
That's why there's so many side effects.
Originally posted by nonnez
I am not too sure that you should include aspirin in this list . . . it sounds like a study that is more specific to naproxin and other closely related NSAIDS (such as Ibuprofen and its relation to increased strokes in some people). Aspirin still has MANY studies that have been done that backup its benefits for the circulatory system. This is definitely something to keep an eye on though . . . only time and further study will bring out the truth in this . . . so if you take an aspirin a day . . . I would personally keep taking it until there is more information on this study.