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How are non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory pain relievers (NSAIDs) misused?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The #1 most misused drugs in America are non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory pain  relievers, or NSAIDS (such as ibuprofen and naproxen) Too often people use NSAIDs for longer than needed at too high a dosage, which can thin stomach lining and cause ulcers. In fact, NSAID use is the second most common cause of ulcers after H. pylori infection. Misuse can also lead to rebound headaches, kidney problems and increased risk of heart and stroke.
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