Certain Pain Killers May Increase Risk of Heart Irregularity

July 9th, 2011

Many chronic migraine sufferers use a lot of pain killers in an attempt to manage their headaches.

A recent study from Denmark indicates that painkillers, like Advil, Motrin, Naprosyn, Aleve and the prescription drug Celebrex, may significantly increase the risk of an electrical irregularity of your heart beat, known as atrial fibrillation.

Though preliminary, this study adds to the list of concerns about using these drugs too often, which is often the case with people who suffer from chronic pain conditions like migraines or arthritis.

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S

 

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