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Pain Management

NSAID

12/11/2009

Question:

what are the side effects of NSAID therapy

Answer:

The most common side effects are:

1.) GI: increased risk of stomach or duodenal ulcer or gastritis with a chance of GI bleeding

2.) Kidney: with long term use, increase risk of kidney failure and high blood pressure

3.) Heart: small increased risk of heart attack

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University