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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - NSAIDS
NSAIDS and Antidepressants
NSAIDs and Lab Tests [posted
Answer: Out of my league.
Answer: NSAIDS stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. This is a class
of drugs which acts to decrease some of the mediators of inflammation and also decreases
pain. The major class side effect is GI. That is, nausea, diarrhea, GI bleeding etc. There
are numerous drugs in this class and recently have begun to be sold over the counter. We
use them for inflammatory arthritis or any condition requiring an anti-inflammatory as
well as pain relief.
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