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What are points to consider in treating pain in the elderly?

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If you are an older person with pain, keep in mind that you run a higher-than-average risk of side effects from all drugs, including pain meds like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs also are not recommended for people with kidney, liver, or heart issues and definitely should not be taken without first discussing it with your doctor.

From: Treating Pain in the Elderly WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

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