Letters Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as immunomodulatory agents

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4984 (Published 09 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4984
  1. James N Fullerton, Wellcome Trust research training fellow1
  1. 1Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, Rayne Institute, University College London, London WC1E 6JF, UK
  1. james.fullerton{at}doctors.org.uk

I was delighted to see the BMJ Therapeutics series covering non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents—a class of drugs that has perhaps been unfairly maligned and shunned recently.1 Although the article focused on the use of these drugs as analgesics, they can be used as immunomodulatory agents.

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