People just don't know enough about their NSAIDs

People just don’t know enough about the over-the-counter NSAIDs they use, say researchers.

Their study shows major gaps in understanding of daily dosage, contraindications and potential side effects of the most common NSAID, ibuprofen.

This is placing users at risk of adverse drug events, they say, making it an important public health concern.

While the authors acknowledge their study is small, they say it highlights real problems around OTC pain medication use.

“Despite the majority of

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