- Reviewed by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
People with diabetes who take pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be at higher risk of heart failure, new research finds.
The study included more than 331,000 people in a Danish national health registry who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes from 1998 and 2021. Within a year of their diagnosis, about one in six were prescribed an NSAID, usually ibuprofen, but the dosages were not reported. In the United States, this drug is sold over the counter as a generic and under the brand names Advil and Motrin.
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About the Author
Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter
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Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
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