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Ibuprofen Leads to Heart Failure – FDA Warns

Ibuprofen belongs to a class of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAID). These drugs are widely used as painkillers and to combat fever. In 2005 FDA stated that Ibuprofen carried Cardiovascular Disease risk along with Gastro Intestinal bleeding. Moreover, it warned people with recent Bypass surgery to avoid Ibuprofen. Manufacturers of these drugs were

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Complete List of Statin Side Effects

Physicians prescribe statins for patients with high cholesterol and decrease heart attack risk. Although statins are very effective, they have been associated with muscle pain, mental fuzziness, and digestive problems. It may cause liver damage on rare occasions. Statins commonly prescribed are; fluvastatin (Lescol), atorvastatin (Lipitor), pitavastatin (Livalo), lovastatin (Altoprev), rosuvastatin (Crestor)

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How Aspirin Works, Uses, Side Effects & Who Should Avoid

Aspirin was commonly prescribed as pain reliever. Today it is used to manage heart diseases. But, how many of us know how it works, its uses and side effects? Probably most take it for granted. In this post, we will look into how Aspirin works in preventing and managing heart attacks. How

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How Statins Work & Their Side Effects

Statins are medication used for lowering cholesterol. 80% of cholesterol is synthesized by human body while 20% come from diet. If cholesterol levels get high, Statins are used to bring it down. Statins can bring down the percentage of LDL to 50% and increases HDL by 15% within a short period. You