Health Tip: Don't Take Too Many NSAIDs11/23/11
(HealthDay News) -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) have been around for years and are frequently the
medication of choice to relieve pain and inflammation.
But taking too many of this type of drug, which includes
aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, can lead to potential
complications, including stomach bleeding or ulcer.
The American Gastroenterological Association says reasons for
potential NSAID overdose include:
- Taking a subsequent dose too soon after taking the initial
- Taking more of the medication at one time than is
- Taking a higher dose over a 24-hour period than is
- Taking more than one NSAID-containing medication at a time
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