Adverse Effects

A general account of the unwanted effects of NSAIDs is given on page 283. In addition, adverse reactions that feature within particular chemical classes of NSAID appear below, together with comments on some individual drugs.

Paracetamol: see below.

Salicylic acids: see aspirin, below.

Acetic acids. Indomethacin may cause prominent salt and fluid retention. Headache is common, often similar to migraine, and is attributed to cerebral oedema; it can be limited by starting at a low dose m z o

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