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NSAIDs

Abbreviation for nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs , under drug; for example, aspirin, ibuprofen.

NSAIDs

Abbrev. for NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS.

NSAIDs

This abbreviation stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are medications such as Ibufprofen that are used to control pain and inflammation. Most may be purchased over the counter. One of their major side effects is that they decrease the effect of the normal blood clotting factors in blood. In patients undergoing surgical or endoscopic procedures, this can lead to an increased risk of bleeding.

NSAIDs

Abbreviation for nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.

Patient discussion about NSAIDs

Q. Is there any good source for heel pain relief, besides NSAIDs? My heel pain is most severe at night when I sleep. It's as if the way I position my feet worsen the condition, but I'm at a loss to know how to position my feet. During the day my heels feel so but don't typically bother me.

A. I have found that keeping my feet flexed (the position they are in when standing) helps ease the pain of plantar facitis. I also don't let my feet get cold(wear socks)and keep heavy blankets and quilts off the feet. Placing a box under the covers at the foot of the bed will help keep the blankets up. Do try the exercises recommended on the above web sites. It usually resolves in about 6 months. Best wishes!

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The cardiovascular risks from celecoxib were no greater than those conferred by the other NSAIDs.
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While this showed a 42% increased risk of exacerbation with NSAID use, the authors noted that they saw sub-stantial heterogeneity across the studies.
Just six women who received NSAIDs and eight who did not (3% and 10%) developed pulmonary edema (OR, 4.4; 95% CI, 1.5-13.1).
The study claims using NSAIDs at a high dose for eight to 30 days was "particularly harmful" when people took more than 1200mg a day of ibuprofen, 750mg a day of naproxen and more than 25mg a day of rofecoxib.
The patients who used neither NSAIDs nor LDA accounted for 49.0% (85 patients).
The fact they can be bought in supermarkets "further fuels the common misconception that NSAIDs are harmless drugs that are safe for everyone", they said.
In the study, the researchers have gathered all research on the use of NSAIDs in patients with heart disease.
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Even taking NSAIDs for less than three months increased the risk of developing chronic kidney disease by 18%.
In 2000, the results of the VIGOR (Vioxx gastrointestinal outcomes research) study were the first hint that CV events might be more common with selective cyclooxygenase (COX-2) inhibitors (coxibs) than with nonselective or "traditional" NSAIDs (tNSAIDs), in this case, naproxen.