Journal article

Prevention of the gastrointestinal adverse effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs the role of proton pump inhibitors

GJE Brown, ND Yeomans

DRUG SAFETY | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 1999

Abstract

The associations between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the presence and complications of gastroduodenal erosions and ulcers are well established. Evidence that acid aggravates NSAID-induced injury provides a rationale for minimising such damage by acid suppression. Other strategies discussed include avoidance of NSAIDs or minimising their dosage, selecting NSAIDs known to cause less damage, and co-prescription of various agents. Cytoprotection with misoprostol, a prostaglandin analogue, has been shown to be effective in reducing NSAID-related peptic ulcers and their complications. Unfortunately, adverse effects may limit compliance in some patients. Histamine H2 antagonis..

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