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COX 2 inhibitors cause less gastric bleeding than NSAIDs

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1211

A large case-control, hospital based study in Spain has confirmed that non-selective NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding compared with COX 2 (cyclo-oxygenase-2) inhibitors or aspirin. Ketorolac and piroxicam were associated with the …

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