- Prescribing Advice for GPs - https://www.prescriber.org.uk -

NSAID Cardiovascular Safety Review

The MHRA have conducted a full review of the cardiovascular safety of NSAIDs and concluded that the availbale data does not support a change to current practice.

The current advice can be found in the full review. In summary:

Particular to COX-2 Inhibitors:

Action: Ensure that you are using Paracetamol based analgesia as first line and that appropriate risk assessments are carried out on patients prescribed NSAIDs.