What are the side-effects of NSAIDs?
NSAIDs can be obtained over-the-counter, but that does not mean they are without potentially serious side-effects. The most common side-effect is irritation of the stomach. The cause of this is thought to be due to the effect on the stomach lining. If the irritation is severe, it may lead to bleeding ulcers and potentially serious complications.
Before you start taking NSAID medications you should talk to your doctor. Be sure to let your doctor know about other medical problems you have, especially hypertension, asthma, kidney, or stomach problems. In addition, let your doctor know other medications you may be taking, and if you have any known allergies to medications.
NSAIDs should NOT be used if:
- You are pregnant
- You are breastfeeding
- You have a history of stomach ulcers
- You are taking blood thinning medication
NSAIDs should be used only under CLOSE physician supervision if:
- You have asthma
- You have liver problems
- You have heart problems
- You have kidney problems
In our professional opinion if you want to avoid side effect of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications ask your doctor to prescribe Topical Pain Cream for effective pain management without the side effects
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- van Tulder MW, et al. “Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for low-back pain The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006 Issue 1.