Anti-Inflammatory Drug Used For Multiple Conditions Including Gout May Lead To Heart Attack Or Stroke
Millions of people are prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs for heart conditions, circulation problems and other health issues. Unfortunately doctors have now stopped prescribing certain types of these medications because they fear they can actually increase the risk of heart attack in certain patients. The name of the drug that is being questioned is Diclofenac, which is also prescribed for individuals who suffer from gout.
So, what should you do if you are taking Diclofenac as your gout medicine? The first thing you should do is go and see your physician. They will probably take you off of this drug if you have underlying heart conditions, as this increases your risk significantly. It’s also important to note that individuals who have suffered from a stroke, heart failure or heart disease
should stop taking this immediately.
It’s best to play it safe and see your doctor right away to make sure that your life isn’t put at risk; this is especially true if you are someone who has suffered from the above heart problems or any others. Other things that can put you at risk with this medication include: high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking. Your doctor will run tests to determine whether or not you can continue taking this.
Even if you do not have an underlying heart condition
you should still go and see your doctor right away to determine whether or not Diclofenac is right for you. Fortunately there are a lot of other prescription drugs
out there that you can take for gout relief or any other issue you’re dealing with. These don’t have the same risks associated with them and may be safer for individuals with certain health or heart problems.
Most people can still continue using this medication safely after they get the “okay” from their physician. It will continue to provide effective gout pain relief that can soothe gout problems and make it a lot easier to walk and move around. Only individuals who are in the risk group need to worry about the drug not working effectively for them and it putting them at risk for serious health and heart problems.
The risks of prescription gout medicines are always assessed before they are available for patients to use, but those risks are constantly being updated. Although this medication was prescribed safely to individuals who needed it, the risks have now changed and it may not be suitable for the people who took it in the past. If you have gout and want to feel safe relief, then go and speak with your doctor. They will be able to explain different gout medicine products that you can use and the side effects that are associated with them.
You may also be able to continue taking Diclofenac, which means not having to change your medication at all. There’s no reason to worry that you will start to experience flare ups from gout once again. There are options out there and that means being able to move freely without the risk of pain!