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Risk Factors for Serious Gastrointestinal Toxicity Associated with NSAID Use

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be associated with serious gastrointestinal toxicity. Since NSAIDs are one of the most commonly medications, especially in over-the-counter preparations, the total number of patients showing evidence of gastrointestinal toxicity is very large. Certain risk factors increase the likelihood of these adverse events.

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