Heart Attack and Stroke Risks with Popular Pain Relievers

Are you one of millions of people closely familiar with those popular pain over-the-counter pain relievers you likely pop on a daily basis for life’s annoying daily aches and pains?  If so, you may want to heed the newly bolder label warnings about their link to heart problems.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new warnings in July of 2015 that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and prescription Celebrex increase risks of heart attacks and strokes.  The risks of these life-threatening ailments come with the first few week initiation of these drugs and with taking higher doses of them.  If you are already one of the millions of consumers with risk factors for heart attack or stroke, or are already suffering from heart disease, the risk becomes even greater. 

Be a smart, healthy consumer and heed the warnings bolstered for you on product labels.  In the case of NSAIDs, be sure to take the lowest dosage possible and make these drugs part of your life only for short, temporary periods.  If you are unsure of what the right dose and time period is for you with these drugs, consult your physician.  Inserra & Kelley Law Offices desires the utmost health and safety for all of you out there and so seeks to keep abreast of the latest information regarding possible product dangers.   If you or a loved one has experienced problems related to the NSAID products not giving sufficient health warnings, do not hesitate to contact our firm with your questions and concerns.