posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 03:50 PM
Just a head's up to anyone who takes the painkiller diclofenac, it is quite a common painkiller and ive taken it myself in the past.
People with heart problems have been advised to stop using one of the most commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs in the UK. The medicines
regulator said painkiller diclofenac could significantly increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke for some patients. The advice has been updated
after a European review of the risks.
They say that people who have suffered heart failure, heart disease or a stroke should stop using it completely and that people with diabetes, high
blood pressure, high cholesterol and smokers should consult their doctor or pharmacist first.