Gastrointestinal side effects of NSAIDs - Pharmacoeconomic implications

Christopher L. Sheen, Thomas M. MacDonald

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    NSAIDs are frequently used as analgesics. They have a high incidence of GI adverse effects that have both social and economic costs. These costs impose a considerable strain on healthcare resources. This review discusses the epidemiology and economic cost of these adverse GI events. It also highlights the variability in risk and the impact of newer drugs. Risk stratification and the subsequent guided use of NSAIDs is likely to limit the pharmacoeconomic implications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)265-269
    Number of pages5
    JournalExpert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • Adverse effects
    • Gastrointestinal
    • NSAID
    • Pharmacoeconomics
    • Side effects

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pharmacology (medical)
    • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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