- An anti-inflammatory, helps patients with stiff joints or arthritis.
Rofecoxib (Vioxx), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam
), and indomethacin (Indocin) are associated with a significant increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The group found another popular drug Diclofenac - also known as Cataflam
and Voltaren - increased heart attack risk by 55 per cent.
tablets (AB-rated to Novartis' Cataflam
), sotalol HCI 80mg., 120 mg., 160mg.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibupro- fen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), celecoxib (Celebrex), and diclofenac (Cataflam
Prescription NSA1Ds include Celecoxib (Ceebrex), Diclofenac (Flector, Cataflam
, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin) and sulindac (Clinoral).
In the cohort study, the use of diclofenac (Cataflam
, Voltaren) was associated with a 91 percent increase in the relative risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke in healthy adults.
Rofecoxib (Vioxx) and celecoxib (Celebrex), as well as ibuprofen (Advil), didofenac (Cataflam
), and naproxen (Aleve) were associated with a significantly increased risk of death among the 107,092 study subjects, who had a mean age of 75.
Use of all dosages of the NSAIDs rofecoxib (Vioxx, pulled from the market in 2004), celecoxib (Celebrex) and diclofenac (Cataflam
, Voltaren) and high doses of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) significantly increased the risk of death and hospitalization, according to the study authors.