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Analgesic and NSAID-induced Kidney Disease

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6939.1309a (Published 14 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1309
  1. R Wilkinson

    Analgesic nephropathy is perhaps less fashionable than it was 20 years ago, having supposedly become less of a problem since the dangers of analgesic mixtures became widely known and the sale of phenacetin was banned in most countries. It is still a threat, however, and a review of the subject is timely. The possible hazards of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a major current concern, and their inclusion requires no apology. These drugs, which are widely prescribed and even …

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