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Federal Food & Drug Administration

Painkiller warnings strengthened

9 Jul, 2015

FDA strengthens warning levels for painkillers that increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks, further warning individuals with a history of heart attacks, hypertension, or other heart disease to be cautious about using non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAID). This is in response to recent data that show the increase in the risk of strokes and heart attacks following short-term NSAID use. FDA requires drug makers to update warnings on common products that contain NSAIDs such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other products used for the management of pain, fever, and inflammation. The one exception to the warning is aspirin.