Salt in ‘fast’ and ‘fizzy’ paracetamol may raise CVD risk

A large GP-based study suggests some types of paracetamol can increase a patient's risk of cardiovascular disease
Australian Associated Press

“Hidden” salt in some types of paracetamol has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and death in a large GP-based study.

Effervescent and soluble formulations of 0.5g paracetamol tablets can contain up to 0.44g of sodium, the UK authors write in the European Heart Journal.