Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Another prescription drug linked to heart problems

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It's always a very good idea for patients to ask doctors about remedies for certain ailments outside of prescription drugs (how about lifestyle changes). In my view, there are many prescription drugs that have such horrid side effects a radical change in behavior seems easier than dealing with possible side effect complications.

In the latest news about prescription drugs having heat problem side effects, British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline stated that a drug to treat gastrointestinal side effects of opioid painkillers was indeed linked to higher risk of heart attacks and other serious heart problems.

So, we have another painkiller that causes heart issues as a side effect. Which is worse -- getting rid of pain with an increasing potential for heart problems? You have to make that call.

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