Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a heterogeneous group that block COX enzymes and reduce prostaglandin production

Laura L. Wayman

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a heterogeneous group that block COX enzymes and reduce prostaglandin production
  • Some NSAIDs prevent platelet aggregation, which can lead increased bleeding time. This group of drugs is used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, inhibition of platelet aggregation, and reduction of fever
  • Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents are contraindicated in patient with a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or aspirin-like products
  • They should be used with caution in individuals with severe asthma and congestive heart failure

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