Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NSAID's GI and CV risks

Talk by Dr. Peter Lin yesterday at Tropicana Grand Ballroom.  When choosing a "pain killer" for joint pain we must remember the potential GI side effects like gastric erosions, ulcers and bleeding.  We must also not forget the potential CV risks, like heart attacks and strokes, that come with some COX-2 inhibitors.  Some recommendations are shown in the picture.

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