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

@article{Warden2010ProphylacticUO,
  title={Prophylactic Use of NSAIDs by Athletes: A Risk/Benefit Assessment},
  author={S. Warden},
  journal={The Physician and Sportsmedicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={132 - 138}
}
  • S. Warden
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING

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