All (NSAIDs) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs except aspirin which we use commonly like diclofenac and Ibuprofen for ease body pain,joint pain, head ache, fever and treat inflammation with prescription or without prescription over the counter has high risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Although aspirin is one among NSAID, but it’s not associated with risk of heart attack and stroke, Aspirin helps to prevent a heart attack.
The reason behind NSAIDs
Still we do not understand clear reason behind this, but what we understood so far is NSAIDs makes some changes in blood that make clots more likely than usual, a blood clot can cause heart attack and other process is NSAIDs react on your body which hold extra fluids and salt that causes blood pressure to raise ,which leads to rise of stroke.
The people who are taking regularly aspirin prescribed by cardiologist for prevention of heart attack, when they intake other NASIDs for pain or for any reason which may interact with aspirin and even affect the prevention of heart attack.
If a patient with cardiovascular disease has high chance of heart attack or stroke when you take NSAIDs compared with people who doesn’t have cardio vascular disease.
The recommendation for pain starts with ice or heating packs or physiotherapy, still does not work than a low doses of painkiller after consulting your physicians. For example, acetoaminphen (Paracetamol) for general pain and fever is an alternative to NSAIDs.
Advised by our Cardiology Team
**Keep in mind, lowest dose for shorter periods**