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What are some common side effects of NSAIDs?

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Common side effects of NSAIDs include:

Other side effects are less common.

  • Stomach pain and heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • A tendency to bleed more, especially when taking aspirin. Your doctor might tell you to stop taking NSAIDs before surgery. Ask your doctor before taking NSAIDs if you are on blood-thinning medications (such as Coumadin).
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Allergic reactions such as rashes, wheezing, and throat swelling
  • Liver or kidney problems. If you have any kidney problems, you shouldn’t take NSAIDs without checking with your doctor.
  • High blood pressure
  • Leg swelling

From: What Are NSAIDs for Arthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA.

RxList.com.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA.

RxList.com.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

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