Cardiovascular risk and NSAIDs

Therapeutic Guidelines: Rheumatology warns that cardiovascular harm is a general adverse effect of NSAIDs. An awareness of these adverse effects is therefore important when selecting an NSAID.

In addition to cardiovascular effects, the main adverse effects are gastrointestinal and renal. Therapeutic Guidelines: Rheumatology recommends checking to see if the patient may be prone to these adverse effects.

Patients with a past history of bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract are at risk of gastric erosions and ulcers