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What are side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
Side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications include:
  • abdominal pain
  • gastric ulcers
  • bleeding
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • fluid retention
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • rash
  • ringing in ears
  • kidney damage
  • liver damage
  • increased risk of heart attack and stroke
Discuss use of these drugs with your doctor.

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