KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES AMONG ELDERLY PATIENTS ABOUT THE USE AND SIDE EFFECTS OF NSAIDS

Nishank Kashyap, Priniya Saul, Neer Arora, Sameer Kothe, Dhanshree Rasal, Dr. Prashil Jumade

Abstract


Introduction: Non Steroidal Anti-inammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) is a group of drugs that has anti-inammatory and
analgesic effects. There are several known adverse effects to which the elderly age group is more susceptible due to altered
pharmacokinetics and increased likelihood of drug interactions as a result of polypharmacy. NSAIDs can be procured easily over the counter and it
is important to ascertain the extent to which these drugs are consumed by patients according to their convenience. It is also vital to heighten
awareness among patients and practitioners regarding the undesirable outcomes associated with frequent NSAID intake.


Keywords


Nsaids, Elderly, Adverse Effects, Attitude

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