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OTC NSAIDs: Patient counseling on safe use is essential

KEY POINT

Patients purchasing OTC NSAIDs should be educated on potential adverse reactions such as gastrointestinal (GI) events, cardiovascular (CV) risks, and renal toxicity, as well as potential drug–drug interactions, according to a recently published comprehensive review.

SOURCES

Moore N et al. Adverse drug reactions and drug–drug interactions with over-the-counter NSAIDs. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2015;11:1061–75.