Short-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) is associated with a first-time heart failure hospitalization in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
The most popular type of anti-inflammatory drug is NSAIDs. The most widely used NSAIDs are:
- Ibuprofen (often referred to as Advil).
- Naproxen (known by the brand name Aleve and Naprosyn)
Nevertheless, some medications can have negative effects while being widely used.
According to the study, one in six hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes used at least one NSAID prescription within a year.
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Doctors generally advise patients to speak with their physician before beginning a new medicine.
Given the findings from this study, physicians will hopefully consider the risks when prescribing NSAIDs.
There isn’t enough data on people with type 2 diabetes; however, NSAID use has been associated with an increased risk of heart failure in the general population. Since type 2 diabetics are more likely to have heart failure than people without the condition, NSAIDs may be much more dangerous in these individuals.
331,189 participants with type 2 diabetes were included in the study. There were 44% women and a 62-year-old median age. 16% of patients reported at least one NSAID prescription during the first year following study enrollment, and 3% reported at least three prescriptions. 12.2% of patients utilized ibuprofen, 3.3% used diclofenac, 0.9% used naproxen, and 0.4% used celecoxib.
A total of 23,308 patients experienced their first heart failure hospitalization throughout the course of 5.85 years. Patients who required