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NSAIDs raise your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, especially in higher doses. They can also cause stomach bleeding.

NSAIDs are safest when you take them in low doses for brief periods. Side effects most commonly happen if you take large doses over a long time (months or years).

Some side effects are mild and go away on their own or after reducing the dose. Others may be more serious and need medical attention.

From: What Are NSAIDs for Arthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

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Arthritis Foundation.

FDA.

RxList.com.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

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