Category Archives: NSAIDs


Some interesting bits and bobs in the latest BMJ: The three most effective NSAIDs for hip and knee osteoarthritis appear to be, in descending order, diclofenac, etoricoxib, and rofecoxib. Now, of course, that’s of limited use, given the high risk … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 343: 703 – 752 (8th October)

I was unsurprised to find that Naproxen is not entirely innocent in the whole Infarctiongate scandal of the NSAIDs.  It is, however, the lowest risk NSAID from the CV point of view.  Ibuprofen makes it into second place.  Diclofenac is … Continue reading

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BMJ 2010: 342:1 – 58 (1st January)

An absolute stack of useful points to start the year off.  The one that I found most important was that, in our rush to restrict prescription of NSAIDs, we may unknowingly have done more harm than good.  A study in … Continue reading

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Prescriber 21:21, 5th November 2010

Always lots in a Prescriber to report. I do believe the time may have come to use some subheadings: NSAIDs vs. Cox-2s This was a report on the CONDOR trial, which I was pleased to see was aimed at answering … Continue reading

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