The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a
communication strengthening an existing warning
label that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase
the chance of a heart attack or stroke.
This includes prescribed and over-the-counter non-aspirin NSAID medications.
Many people with hepatitis C suffer from extrahepatic
conditions of hepatitis C and may take NSAIDs or medications that contain
NSAIDs. Read this FDA communication FDA carefully. Talk
with your medical provider about what you should take, how often and what are
the alternatives that are safe to take.
Labels: FDA Warning, heart attack risk, NSAIDS, stroke risk