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Med Clin North Am. 2007 Jan;91(1):97-111.

Nonopioid analgesics.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, PO Box 67031, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0531, USA.


NSAIDs are useful analgesics for many pain states, especially those involving inflammation. Their use is frequently overlooked in patients with postoperative and chronic pain. Unless there is a contraindication, the use of an NSAID should be routinely considered to manage acute pain, chronic cancer, and noncancer pain.

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