Gastrointestinal Risk with NSAIDs

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Most NSAIDs have stomach side effects because they decrease the body's natural protection against acid in the gastrointestinal tract.

NSAID stands for non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug. These are anti-inflammatory medicines, medicines which decrease inflammation. They are typically used to treat pain, arthritis, and are commonly taken for either the short term or the long term. Most NSAIDs have stomach side effects because they decrease your body's natural protection against acid in the gastrointestinal tract.

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