Arthritis drugs cause strokes

COMMON PAIN DRUGS CAUSE STROKES The word is out:  two commonly used anti-inflammatory painkillers, ibuprofen and diclofenac, increase the the risk of both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.  Hemorrhagic stroke is when a blood vessel bursts and leaks large amounts of blood into the brain.  An ischemic stroke is when a brain blood vessel is blocked — by plaque build-up or cracked plaque, which results in the sudden […]

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