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  • Analgesic  (relieves pain)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antipyretic (reduction of elevated body temperature)

On the downside, NSAIDs are associated with adverse effects, the most significant of which include:

  • Gastrointestinal irritation
  • Inhibition of platelet aggregation
  • Allergy (including cross-allergenecity with aspirin in some cases)

These drugs possess advantages over opioids and opioid combination products in that they do not produce drowsiness and sedation, are not controlled substances (they do not produce tolerance and dependence).
Dr.  Nadia Abazarnia, DDS

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