Differences Between Anti-Inflammatories And Pain Relievers

Different Medical Conditions Make Them Inappropriate For Use

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Before taking any anti-inflammatory or pain reliever medications, it is important to consider other diagnoses. In some cases, different medical conditions make these medications inappropriate for use, so patients must be informed to remain healthy and safe. Anti-inflammatories can be very dangerous for individuals with congestive heart failure or those at risk for heart disease or attack, as these medications will increase blood pressure and increase the likelihood of a cardiac event. Because of potential side effects of anti-inflammatories on the blood, individuals taking anticoagulants, diagnosed with platelet issues, or prepping for surgery should avoid taking this medication. Acetaminophen-based pain relievers can contribute to liver and renal failure, so it is important for individuals who have been drinking alcohol and patients with kidney or liver disease speak to their doctor before taking this medication.

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