GASTROINTESTINAL COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
Vol. 1 Issue 87
Worldwide nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most frequently prescribed medications. Following is a list of the most common NSAIDs, and side effects that are associated with them.
|Risk Level||NSAID||Brand Name|
Some of the side effects of NSAID usage include: Gastrointestinal injury by:
a) direct toxic effect to the stomach lining b) chemical synthesis inhibition.
✓ Abnormal liver functions
✓ Kidney damage
✓ Aseptic meningitis
✓ Fluid retention
SOURCE: British Medical Journal, 1996.