Ibuprofen-like painkillers linked to an increased risk of heart failure

Source: NHS Choices behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: “Ibuprofen could raise the risk of heart failure by up to 83%,” claims the Daily Mirror. But this headline massively overstates the danger of this painkiller.

In fact, new research suggests that taking painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – which includes ibuprofen – increases the risk of heart failure by less than 20% overall.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: NHS Choices behind the Headlines

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