oa Professional Nursing Today - The use of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in clinical practice : series on nursing pharmacology and medicine management part 2

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



In this, the second in a series of articles on practice-related aspects of pharmacology, drug therapy and applied nursing pharmacology, an overview is given of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as a group, and some perspectives offered on their usefulness in clinical practice. NSAIDs constitute a diverse range of analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agents, including aspirin, paracetamol and other traditional anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as the selective COX-2 inhibitors. This series uses excerpts and diagrams with permission from the second edition of , and is compiled and expanded upon by the author.

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