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How can nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause heart failure?

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These drugs can raise your risk of heart failure or related problems:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Prescription NSAIDs include diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, and ketorolac. More than 70 million prescriptions are written every year for this type of pain reliever. NSAIDs can boost heart failure odds because they make you retain water and salt, make it harder for your blood to flow, and make it tougher for diuretic drugs (often used to treat high blood pressure) to work.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure: Definition.”

Drug Safety : “Heart failure induced by non-cardiac drugs.”

Circulation : “Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure: Definition.”

Drug Safety : “Heart failure induced by non-cardiac drugs.”

Circulation : “Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2017

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