P heard the FDA issued a stronger warning about the cardiac risks associated with NSAID analgesics. It is correlated with age?
If the elderly are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke of NSAIDs, at what age increases the danger? In people over age 50? Over 65?
A. The announcement of the FDA in July 2015, no age at which the risk of heart attacks and strokes increases specified. The agency said the risk of NSAIDs for pain relief rises within the first weeks of treatment with a drug such as ibuprofen ( Advil Motrin IB ), naproxen ( Aleve ), diclofenac ( Cataflam Voltaren ) or celecoxib ( Celebrex ). It is higher for people who have already had a heart attack or stroke and those with risk factors for these conditions
in his own words FDA :.
Here are some selected quotes Communication of Drug Safety FDA
“Administration of Food and Drug (FDA) is strengthening of an existing label warning that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs without aspirin (NSAIDs) increase the chance of a heart attack or a stroke …
“patients taking NSAIDs should seek medical care immediately if they experience symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, weakness in one part or side of your body, or difficulty speaking … labels prescription NSAIDs will be revised to reflect the following information:
- risk of heart attack or stroke can occur as early as the first weeks of use of an NSAID. The risk may increase with prolonged use of NSAIDs.
- The risk appears to be greater at higher doses.
- Previously it was thought that all NSAIDs may have a similar risk. The latest information makes it less obvious that the risk of heart attack or stroke is similar for all NSAIDs; However, this new information is not enough for us to determine that the risk of any particular NSAIDs is definitely higher or lower than any other NSAID in particular.
- NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with or without heart disease or risk factors for heart disease. A large number of studies confirm this finding, with different estimates of how much the risk increases, depending on the drugs and the doses studied.
- In general, patients with heart disease or risk factors have a greater chance of a heart attack or stroke following the use of NSAID than patients without these risk factors because they have a risk more high at baseline.
- patients treated with NSAIDs after a first heart attack were more likely to die during the first year after heart attack compared to patients who were not treated with NSAIDs after their first attack heart.
- There is an increased risk of heart failure with the use of NSAIDs.
Patients and healthcare professionals should Be wary of side effects related to heart all the time you are taking NSAIDs “
Decades without a warning :.
not find it somewhat disconcerting that took the FDA 50 years to discover and then warn the American public that NSAID analgesics may cause heart attacks and strokes as the FDA itself he states: ” any of which can it lead to death. “ And yet the FDA still believes that these drugs are so safe that should be available without a prescription at any pharmacy, grocery store or gas station. No wonder that the American public finds it difficult to take the warnings of heart attacks, strokes and death seriously when they or their children can by such drugs at any convenience store.
The worst ever Stalemate
People with chronic joint pain now face a difficult dilemma. How you can get relief without increasing their chances of a cardiovascular catastrophe? The FDA does state that NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and celecoxib may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes “and in the first weeks of use of an NSAID. The risk may increase with prolonged use of NSAIDs. “
people with arthritis face years and years of chronic pain and yet just been told by the FDA that the longer analgesics NSAIDs are used, the greater the likelihood that you might experience fatal vascular complication. If they are under the care of a doctor is a good chance that you are going to get a prescription of higher doses of NSAIDs painkillers found in products available over the counter. Remember, the higher the dose is increased risk!
What else can you do?
A number of drugs are not about to control inflammation may be worth considering. Some people get relief from herbs such as boswellia and turmeric, while others include foods like pineapple or tart cherries in their diets
Stories Readers :.
“bromelain is the enzyme in fresh pineapple Bromelain is available in capsule form and can avoid the calories and sugar you get. on fresh fruit. it’s cheap and it works for me.
“There are a lot of good natural anti-inflammatory supplements to block COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that lead to inflammation. Just search and listen to your body and always will tell you what works for you and what does not.
“I’m 84 and I said 15 years was ready for a shoulder replacement does. Makes 8 years I was told that my right hip was gone and I was ready for a hip replacement. Then I said both knees would be right behind it.
“I sought a second opinion on shoulder replacement and honest orthopedic surgeon suggests that while he could control the pain should avoid surgery. His reasoning was that should suffer some pain before surgery because it could stop the pain, but unless I physiotherapy after their work is wasted. I understood that I have taken and advice.
“I try to investigate natural remedies as much as possible and my lab numbers are perfect for my age. Good care is available if you are willing to do your own research and learn to listen to your body. I always tell you what is right. Since our bodies are different you may need to try different things. My theory is that if I do not have a good answer at first, give three weeks before leaving.
“Complex Consider a good ginger, turmeric / curcumin, fish oil, boswellia, and many other remedies the Farmacia Popular publications . Maybe you can avoid pain drugs blockers as I have done “
The story of Joe:
“. They took me to curcumin and a mixture thereof with boswellia sold in capsules in pharmacies by an acupuncture practitioner with a master’s degree in Chinese medicine. Boswellia is important antiinflammatory. This has kept my pain levels on a bad ankle barely noticeable … and also reduced blood pressure in a wide range over the past 4 years. No doctors can explain “
Fred gin-soaked raisins:
“. I’ve been making gin-soaked raisins for two years. (They should be golden raisins soaked in gin and for three days … two days does not work … I’ve tried.)
“My mom – generously – gave me horrible osteoarthritis in the fingers (all gnarled finger joints and hurt). I am waiting for a cure, since each joint of the little finger gets bigger and bigger. But the gin-soaked raisins is true. Treaty, it is true, tested for two years in my own fingers. I hate when I have nine (or 10 or1 … who’s watching). I like golden raisins soaked in gin every morning before breakfast (trust me, it is not psychosomatic. My fingers fully know the difference.)
“I have said so many people asking,” Will they work on are my hips? My knees? “I have no idea. I know that my fingers are not improving … but raisins take most of the pain away. You will not feel the gin raisins … somehow become an anti-pain thing. Golden raisins … … gin. soak for three days … my fingers feel better. “
You will learn about all these options in our Guide Alternatives for Arthritis or Fast and practical home remedies. Share your own story about NSAID analgesics or home remedies for arthritis then. And please vote in this article at the top of the page.