Health officials are warning doctors about a new risk associated with the prescription opioid OxyContin.
The drug’s makers have made headlines in recent years for pushing the drug to doctors with high blood pressure, a condition that can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
The FDA issued a statement Friday warning doctors that OxyContin could trigger a condition called hypertensive cardiomyopathy, which could lead to severe blood clots.
In other words, the drug could increase the risk of serious heart attack or stroke.
That’s because OxyContin, like many other prescription drugs, increases the pressure in the body and is linked to a buildup of blood clotting proteins.
This buildup causes your blood to clot more quickly and is especially dangerous if you have elevated BP levels, according to the FDA.
If you’re at risk, you should talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce your risk.
The risk for heart attacks and strokes with OxyContin comes from the drug’s ability to lower the heart rate.
OxyContin is prescribed for moderate to severe hypertension, according the FDA, and it’s a prescription medication.
It’s also a sedative and an anticoagulant.
The medication is used to help relieve symptoms of heart disease and other conditions, but it’s also used to treat symptoms of hypertension.
The medications increase blood pressure and reduce blood flow, which is what leads to a build-up of blood-clotting clots, according a 2015 review published in the journal Circulation.
It also lowers the risk for stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.
It may also be linked to some forms of cancer.
Oxycontin can be prescribed for a variety of conditions, including hypertension, hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke and congestive heart failure, according for the FDA’s statement.
It can also be prescribed to treat certain forms of heart failure such as aortic aneurysm, aortopulmonary embolism and stroke.
Some studies have shown that patients who take OxyContin may be more likely to die from cardiovascular events and have a higher risk of developing dementia.
The risks from prescription painkillers are particularly concerning because they are so new, the FDA said.
“This is one of the first cases of prescription opioid toxicity linked to hypertension,” said Dr. Richard D. Schatz, the director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
He told Healthline that there’s no way to predict how long it will take to see these adverse effects from the new drug.
The new risk of hypertensive disease may be even more worrisome than what we’ve seen in other cases of hypertensives.
A 2015 study found that about 4.3 percent of patients with hypertension had BP levels over 100, and more than 10 percent of hypertened patients had blood clotted.
That means about 1 in 5 patients who have hypertension have high BP levels that can result in clots in the blood vessels.
That can lead quickly to a heart attack.
There are two main ways that people can get clots on their arteries.
One is from heart attack-causing medications.
A 2012 study published in Circulation found that patients with high BP had about 50 percent more of the clotting proteins found in blood clumps.
This can lead directly to blood clogging and a clot, according an article published in April by the American Heart Association.
This may lead to bleeding in the arteries and a heart block.
Another type of clot that can cause a heart condition is an inflammatory clot, which causes blood clumping that may be harmful to the heart.
The body can’t clear these clumps by itself.
They may require surgery, blood transfusions or other treatments to remove them, according Dr. Christopher W. Balsamo, an internist and cardiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Bats and other bats are among the animals that have been known to get heart attack victims clotted blood, but there is little research on how to stop the blood clogs, he said.
A lot of studies show that people who get clotted can have the disease go away, but that’s not always the case, Balsamo said.
People who get these problems from prescription drugs can be very dangerous, he added.
It is very important to get the information on how your blood can be harmful, and that the proper treatment will protect you from it, he explained.
If your doctor tells you that your doctor prescribed OxyContin to you, you can call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to check if you’re on OxyContin’s medication.
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