• Rajesh Gupta
  • Dilip Patel


  1. 1.
    Characteristics of non opioid analgesics:
    1. (a)

      Regular daily use of NSAIDs is better than opioids.

    2. (b)

      Non opioids should not be given with opioids at the same time.

    3. (c)

      NSAIDs do not cause gastric ulcers if given rectally or parenteraly.

    4. (d)

      Antacids with NSAIDs are effective in reducing gastric ulcers.

    5. (e)

      NSAIDs affect bone healing for longer period of time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Gupta
    • 1
  • Dilip Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health Foundation Trust Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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