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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2183-2185

NSAIDs and self-medication: A serious concern


1 Department of Pharmacology, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Dr. Reena Doomra
Department of Pharmacology, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_201_20

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used by the patients frequently for pain which may be acute, acute-on-chronic, and chronic. For the relief of pain and inflammation, some patients may take the analgesics without consulting the family physician as they can procure the same easily, not realizing that there may be adverse effects associated with regular self-medication of NSAIDs. The NSAIDs have a risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation, which may vary between individual NSAIDs at the doses commonly used by the patients. Thus, there is a need to create awareness in the society regarding the same to prevent self-medication associated complications.


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