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Pharmacy And Poison Board Warns Against Using This Painkiller To Avoid Heart Diseases

Pharmacy and Poison Board of Kenya is the Drug Regulatory Authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, chapter 244 of the Laws of Kenya.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board also regulate the practice and conduct of Pharmacists and drug and poison traders. Often, different people tend to buy painkillers whenever they ail even without consulting a medic. People have been treating themselves assuming that painkillers will heal them unknown to them that they might be risking their health.

The Pharmacy and Poison Board has issued a warning against the use of diclofenac a commonly used painkiller. Diclofenac is an overly used painkiller that relieves pain and also reduces swelling and inflammations. It is also appropriate to treat aches, pains, and problems related to joints, muscles, and bones. These problems include Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.

However, the Pharmacy and Poison Board further says that regular use of diclofenac increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke. In addition, they say that the advantages of diclofenac are more than the disadvantages but to avoid the risk one should avoid taking them regularly. People with a history of cardiovascular disease have been severely warned about using the drug because they are highly at risk.

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