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Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs)

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Adult

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs) cause?

Common side effects

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Gastric irritation
  • Increased blood pressure

Uncommon side effects

  • Raised liver enzymes
  • Fluid retention
  • Compromise kidney function Worsen heart function
  • Asthma exacerbation
  • Gastric ulcer or bleeding

DO INFORM YOUR PHYSICIAN AND PHARMACIST OF ANY EXISITNG MEDICAL CONDITIONS TO AVOID SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS OF NSAIDS.

IF ANY OF THE SIDE EFFECTS BECOME SERIOUS, OR IF YOU NOTICE ANY SIDE EFFECTS NOT LISTED IN THIS LEAFLET, PLEASE TELL YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST

Before taking Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs), what precautions must I follow?

Keep to the dose as prescribed by your rheumatologist. . If there is persistent unbearable pain, make an earlier appointment with your physician.

Come back to the hospital for regular blood test as instructed by your doctor.

Because adverse effects can happen at any time during the course of treatment and some side effects may not cause symptoms, it is important to have your regular blood test done. 

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs)?

Read on for more information on the use of nSAIDs as postnatal medication.

  • Updated on Friday, June 12, 2015
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Singapore General Hospital

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