Fatal heart fears over use of common painkillers: Drugs including ibuprofen found to raise the risk of cardiac arrest by up to 50%

Cheap over-the-counter painkillers taken by millions of people could significantly raise the risk of fatal heart problems, a major study suggests.

People who take ibuprofen – which is available in corner shops, supermarkets and petrol stations – have a 31 per cent increased risk of cardiac arrest, researchers found.

The scientists, from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, called for far tougher controls on the drugs.

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