NSAIDs

16th December 2013 by NASGP

Aimee Lettis from the GP Update team gives us short, sharp nuggets of clinical information for sessional GPs.

They’re one of the commonest painkillers used in primary care. But if, like me, you’re always slightly anxious about prescribing an NSAID, you may find this review on NSAIDS useful. First though, here’s a warning about diclofenac for those still prescribing it. 

Drug Safety Update on diclofenac

Following a recent Europe-wide review of the cardiovascular safety of diclofenac, the MHRA has made new recommendations about prescribing oral (not topical) diclofenac (Drug Safety Update 2013;6(11):2).

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