Recent Blog Articles

Pain

Should you keep taking NSAIDs for pain?

September 09, 2015

l1015g16207252577155NSAID use comes wiht health risks. Use the lowest dosage possible for the shortest period neccessary. If that does not provide adequate pain relief, talk to your doctor about other medications or dosages.

Image: Thinkstock

New warnings suggest that even people without heart problems may be at risk for heart attack and stroke with NSAID use.

To continue reading this article, you must log in.

Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School.

  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »

I'd like to receive access to Harvard Health Online for only $4.99 a month.

Sign Me Up

Already a member? Login ».

Disclaimer:

As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.