Renal complications of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in older people

  • Paula A. Rochon
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 34)


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States and the United Kingdom [1, 2]. They are largely used by people over the age of 60 suffering from arthritis. Although generally these drugs are seen as safe and effective, NSAIDs cause side effects in those who use them, particularly older patients who are more vulnerable to the adverse reactions to all drugs.


Blood Urea Nitrogen Renal Blood Flow Interstitial Nephritis Chronic Renal Disease Sodium Retention 
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