New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers

Written by | 25 May 2022

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have unexpected and […]

NSAIDs and covid-19: key messages for primary care

Written by | 4 Sep 2020

Patients could self-treat covid-19 symptoms with aspirin and GPs should consider prescribing indomethacin, according to retired GP and researcher, Dr Colin Brown. Covid-19 is associated with musculoskeletal pain […]

When should NSAIDs be used in covid-19?

Written by | 2 Sep 2020

The use of NSAIDs in early covid-19 needs more research, according to retired GP and researcher, Dr Colin Brown. “We know from the RECOVERY study1 that dexamethasone is effective […]

NSAIDs and covid-19: What have we learned?

Written by | 31 Aug 2020

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic there was concern that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs might be harmful and people were advised to use only […]

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