Blood pressure: warning in case of long-term intake of paracetamol

  • Philippa Roxby
  • health reporter

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Studies have found that people with high blood pressure who take the prescription drug paracetamol may have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Doctors should consider the risks and benefits for patients taking the drug for several months, according to researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

They point out that it is safe to take this pain reliever for headaches and fevers.

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