When Should NSAIDs Not Be Used?

September 27, 2017

While nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are important to control pain and inflammation in patients, Daniel Edge, DVM, MBA, manager of veterinary operations at Zoetis, says their use may not always be appropriate.

While nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are important to control pain and inflammation in patients, Daniel Edge, DVM, MBA, manager of veterinary operations at Zoetis, says their use may not always be appropriate.

If your patient has hepatic disease, renal disease, a bleeding disorder, or ongoing GI issues, the side effects of NSAIDs—such as diarrhea and vomiting—are not wanted.