Patient awareness of the adverse effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

@article{Wynne1996PatientAO,
  title={Patient awareness of the adverse effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).},
  author={Hilary Anne Wynne and Aihua Long},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={1996},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={253-6}
}
We set out to determine the extent to which two groups of patients reported having been informed about the adverse effects of NSAIDs. These consisted of 50 patients who had suffered an acute gastrointestinal bleed while taking a NSAID, and 100 age, sex and drug matched controls who had not. Eight (16%) of the index patients, and 41 (41%) of the control patients remembered having been informed of potential adverse effects, an odds ratio of 3.65 (95% CI 1.55-8.58, P < 0.002). Two (4%) of the… CONTINUE READING

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