How to reduce GI problems in patients taking NSAIDs
You'll see a lot of attention focused on how to reduce GI problems in patients taking NSAIDs.
This is a huge problem...more than 80,000 hospitalizations and at least 8,000 deaths per year in the U.S. and Canada.
NSAIDs can cause severe GI bleeding and ulcers. Especially in patients who are older...debilitated...use high NSAID doses... have had previous GI complications...or take prednisone.