Tag Archives: NSAIDs

Topical NSAIDs for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults

Abstract Background Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly taken orally, but they are also available in topical preparations to be applied to or rubbed onto the skin of a painful joint, typically one affected by arthritis, with the aim of relieving pain locally. Topical NSAIDs are widely used in some parts of the world for […]

Are Medication Overuse Headaches Associated With NSAIDs?

(ĐTĐ) – Question: Are medication overuse headaches associated with use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?   Response from Jenny A. Van Amburgh, PharmD, CDE (Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs; Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University; Director, Clinical Pharmacy Team Director, Residency Program, Harbor Health Services, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts): Medication overuse headache (MOH), previously called […]

NSAIDs Double Bleeding Risk With Anticoagulants for DVT/PE

(ĐTĐ) – Patients receiving an anticoagulant for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) who take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or aspirin for pain or headache, even for a few days, are at heightened risk for a major bleed, according to a new study published online April 14, 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine […]

Topical NSAIDs May Be a Better Choice for Elderly With OA

(ĐTĐ) – Topical diclofenac is about as effective as oral diclofenac in knee and hand osteoarthritis (OA), is probably as effective as other oral NSAIDs, and might be a safer choice for elderly patients and others at risk for gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to an intervention review published online September 12 in the Cochrane Database […]

Some Painkillers May Be Risky After Heart Attack

(ĐTĐ) – Even short-term use of a popular type of painkiller may be dangerous for people who have had a heart attack.   A new study shows heart attack survivors who were prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were 45% more likely to die or have another heart attack within one week of treatment. NSAIDs include […]

Ibuprofen ‘trebles the risk of a stroke’ as doctors warn over dangers of long-term use

(ĐTĐ) – Large regular doses of ibuprofen and similar painkillers could treble the risk of strokes and increase the likelihood of heart attacks, researchers are warning. Tiếng Việt >> Scientists have found high doses of ibuprofen may carry a similar health risk to painkillers that were withdrawn from the market several years ago on safety […]