Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antihypertensives.

  title={Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antihypertensives.},
  author={Mark C. Houston},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={90 5A},
Approximately 60 million people in the United States have hypertension (BP greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg), 40 million have arthritis clinically suitable for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy, and millions take NSAIDs for nonarthritic conditions, creating considerable potential for concomitant administration of NSAIDs and antihypertensive agents. It is estimated that more than 20 million people are on concurrent therapy. Most NSAIDs produce mild elevations of normal… CONTINUE READING