Medications that must be avoided for heart patients

Medications that must be avoided for heart patients

If the Healthy has heart disease and is taking medication for the disease, then it is likely that the Healthy Gang should avoid taking drugs to treat other diseases. Because some drugs can increase blood pressure. Meanwhile, certain drugs also interfere with the work of drugs for heart disease. So, the Healthy Gang needs to be careful about choosing other drugs to consume if you are suffering from heart disease. To know more about any medicine that needs to be avoided, here is an explanation!

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Medication

You can get NSAIDs from a doctor's prescription or buy them directly at the pharmacy. NSAIDs are often used to relieve pain or treat inflammation due to arthritis. However, these drugs should not be consumed if you have heart disease.

NSAIDs can make the body retain fluids, which interfere with the kidneys, especially if you take them in high doses. The amount of fluid stored in the body along with high blood pressure increases the work of the heart. NSAIDs also increase the risk of heart attack and stroke if taken in high doses.

Some NSAIDs are:
  • Aspirin.
  • Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil).
  • Naproxen (Aleve).
 
Usually, doctors will provide alternative medicine to people with heart disease, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol). You also need to be careful because some drugs in pharmacies have NSAIDs as one of the basic ingredients. So, make sure you always check the drug label before buying it. In the meantime, if you have to take aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke, make sure the dose taken is according to what the doctor recommends.

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