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NSAIDs for Pain: Are They Dangerous to Take Every Day?

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:56 AM

NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are medications for treating pain in health concerns such as arthritis. These medications block the chemicals responsible for causing pain. Other than relieving pain, NSAIDs also reduce inflammation. Consuming two different types of NSAIDs is dangerous and can cause serious side effects. Millions of people consume NSAIDs daily for various health problems such as arthritis, pain, menstrual cramps, and acute injury. The FDA recommends consuming these medications at their lowest possible dosage or as prescribed and for the shortest possible time to ensure safe use of these medications.
Patients suffering from health problems like arthritis and pain should inform their doctors about the dietary supplements they are consuming. This can help to ensure the safety of the medication and to avoid possible dangerous side effects. This medication has revolutionized the treatment of pain. COX-2 inhibitors are considered a better medication than NSAIDs to provide relief from pain and spare the gut. As a number of women consume NSAIDs daily for pain relief, it is important to know the dangerous side effects that may result.
Are NSAIDS Dangerous?  
NSAIDs can cause dangerous side effects. Consuming two types of NSAID medications simultaneously can be dangerous. A study found that taking two NSAID medications could increase the risk of dangerous liver injury and acute renal failure by up to six to seven times.

Some dangerous risks associated with this medication are listed below:
  • An article in About.com reports that out of 14 million patients who regularly consume NSAIDs, up to 60 percent experience gastrointestinal side effects.
  • Another study shows that more than 100,000 Americans get hospitalized and 15,000 to 20,000 die every year due to gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers as side effects from the consumption of NSAIDs. Other dangerous side effects include increased risk of heart attacks or lethal strokes.
  • Consumption of NSAIDs is more dangerous for people who have been consuming NSAIDs for a long period.
  • Consuming these medications is very dangerous for patients suffering from heart diseases. 

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NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used for relieving pain, especially in conditions such as arthritis. Despite a large number of people using these medications, they can cause some dangerous side effects.
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