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The latest from Public Citizen’s Best Pills News February 2009 Vol 15 #2:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can interfere with the treatment of high blood pressure. It has been documented before that using NSAIDS and also acetaminophen (Tylenol) dramatically raises the risk of developing high blood pressure. NSAIDS are among the most commonly used drugs for osteoarthritis and other painful injuries. All of these agents have potentially serious side effects including gastric bleeding (16,000 to 20,000 people die every year due to this). The COX-2 inhibitors (Celebrex, Vioxx, Bextra) increase the risk for heart attacks, and the FDA now considers ‘traditional’ NSAIDS such as ibuprofen (Motrin) also capable of increasing heart attacks. NSAIDS also can worsen heart failure and are toxic to your kidneys. Most people are also unaware that using NSAIDS slow the healing process down by over 30%. There are alternatives-talk to Dr. Miller.

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