Prescription pain relievers raise risk of irregular heartbeat, study shows

Prescription pain relievers raise risk of irregular heartbeat, study shows

Some prescription pain relievers commonly used for arthritis and other conditions may come with a concerning heart risk. A study that looks at prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers, or NSAIDs — like prescription-strength ibuprofen and naproxen — found that people taking them had an 18 percent higher risk of irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation or a-fib. "It's important information for people, because these are commonly used drugs," said CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula, who is a cardiologist at Northwell Health. "A-fib means the top chambers of the heart beat chaotically. That can increase your risk of...

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