Prophylactic Use of NSAIDs by Athletes: A Risk/Benefit Assessment

  title={Prophylactic Use of NSAIDs by Athletes: A Risk/Benefit Assessment},
  author={Stuart J. Warden},
  journal={The Physician and Sportsmedicine},
  pages={132 - 138}
  • S. Warden
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Medicine
  • The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Abstract Athletes often seek artificial means to gain advantage and prolong participation when competing. This often involves taking naturally occurring or chemically synthesized compounds. The World Anti-Doping Agency does not prohibit the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because these agents are not performance enhancing, and their analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects are at best performance enabling. Consequently, athletes have relatively unrestricted access to NSAIDs… 
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