NSAID’s

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Experts agree that, for most people, there’s no harm in taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers, called allergic reaction to an NSAID.

  • You have no kidney or allergic reaction to an NSAID in the past, such as hives, swelling, or high blood pressure. Yes No Unsure I have had a heart attack, stroke. Yes No Unsure I have kidney or liver disease. Yes No Unsure I have a history of ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding. Yes No Unsure I am over 60 and am at higher risk of developing an ulcer. Yes No Unsure I have asthma. Yes No Unsure I have asthma as well as nasal polyps or sinus problems. Yes No Unsure I have had an allergic reaction to an NSAID in the past. Yes No Unsure I have to take steroids, like prednisone, for a medical condition. Yes No Unsure I take anticoagulants or “blood thinners.” Yes No Unsure I have more than one alcoholic drink a night. Yes No Unsure

  • What Is Your Overall Impression About NSAIDs?

    Your answers in the above worksheet may give you a general idea of where you stand on this issue. You may find that you have one overriding reason to use or not to use NSAIDs on a regular basis.

    Check the box below that represents your overall impression about your decision.

    Leaning toward using NSAIDs regularly Leaning toward not using NSAIDs regularly

    If you are leaning toward using an NSAID, which type and why?