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NON-STEROIDAL ANTI INFLAMMATORY DRUGS AND GASTROINTESTINAL TOXICITY

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Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because of their high efficacy as both anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents, are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs world-wide. They are used in ...

Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because of their high efficacy as both anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents, are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs world-wide. They are used in treatment of many commonly occurring disorders such as chronic arthropathies, headache and low back pain. Their widespread and uncontrolled use is promoted by their over the counter availability. This acts as a double edge sword. One of the most common adverse effects that add largely to its morbidity and mortality
is the gastrointestinal tract damage.

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