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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used to treat arthri s, injuries and other painful condi ons. While there are over 70 million prescrip ons worldwide, NSAIDs are among the most dangerous medica ons on the market. They are linked to potentially devastating side effects particularly in the elderly. people who take NSAIDs are hospitalized every year. Approximately Hearing Loss are diagnosed with hearing loss. The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers Diclofenac (Voltaren) Ibuprofen First introduced in the United Kingdom in 1969, this over-the-counter NSAID is commonly used by athletes and pa ents who have osteoarthri s-induced knee pain. In 2001, there were about 12.7 billion ibuprofen tablets released into the market. In 2016, 17% of adults were taking the drug. Released in 1978, diclofenac is the most widely prescribed NSAID worldwide. It is the third most prescribed painkiller in Canada and in England, six million people were prescribed. Celecoxib (Celebrex) This painkiller was created in December 1998 to treat osteoarthri s rheumatoid arthri s. This drug increases your risk of cardiovascular condi ons by 38-63 percent. This drug is linked to miscarriages and problems with pregnancy. In 2011, over two million Americans received a prescrip on for this drug. This drug is linked to heart problems. Naprosyn (Naproxen) Ini ally released in 1973, Naproxen was used between 2005 and 2006 by 500,000 pa ents. This drug is associated with an increased risk of developing blood clots. This drug increases risk of heart a acks in men ages 45 to 79 and can worsen ur carial and angioedema in asthma cs. Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin) The oldest and best known NSAID. September 30 An NSAIDs called Rofecoxib (VIOXX), was withdrawn by its manufacturer from the market a er it was associated with heart problems. more than 60,000 people were killed due to heart problems. about 88,000-139,000 Americans experienced heart a acks. Cardiovascular Problems

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