Adverse effects of NASIDs

While NSAIDs are effective in relieving pain, fever and inflammation, they can cause unwanted side effects. Gastrointestinal side effects such as indigestion, stomach upset or stomach pain are commonly caused by NSAIDs. Use of NSAIDs can also cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract (gut). This is mainly because these medicines also attack the cyclooxygenase-1 enzyme that protects the stomach lining from normal stomach acid. common side effects of NSAIDs include Salt and fluid retention, Dizziness, Raised liver enzymes, High blood pressure, Less common side effects include: Ulcers of the oesophagus, Heart failure, Hyperkalaemia, Reduced kidney function, Bronchospasm, Skin infections.

Adverse drug reaction  is a broad term referring to unwanted, uncomfortable, or dangerous effects that a drug may have. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are some of the most commonly used pain medicines in adults. NSAIDs also can decrease inflammation, such as in arthritis. All drugs have a risk of adverse effects, including NSAIDs. It is important to understand the risks and benefits of a drug before deciding to take it. There is no clear difference in overall safety among traditional NSAIDs on the market. Adverse effects of each drug may vary, and some patients may be more prone to the adverse effects of one drug than another.

  • Raised liver enzyme
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Ulcers of oesophagus
  • Salt and fluid retention

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