NSAIDs and blood pressure.
Prescription strength NSAIDs such as celecoxib or naproxen may have a bigger adverse effect on blood pressure than OTC ibuprofen. This comes from a recent finding that suggests a mechanism for the worse cardiovascular event rate documented in ibuprofen-treated arthritis patients in the "PRECISION" trial. This was presented by Frank Ruschitzka, MD at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
It not only can worsen high blood pressure but has a high incidence of new-onset hypertension. The researchers conducted a study comparing naproxen, celecoxib and ibuprofen.
“Compared to placebo, all NSAIDs likely raise blood pressure, especially in patients prone to hypertension, those with chronic kidney disease, the elderly – and this is exactly the type of patients who require NSAIDs for arthritis. Whichever NSAID is chosen, clinicians should be aware of this effect and treat hypertension according to guidelines,” said Dr. Solomon, director of noninvasive cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
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