Awareness regarding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-related side effects in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are amongst the most commonly used medications globally, as they are highly effective and easily accessible. The NSAIDs are indicated for mild to moderate pain management. The increasing incidence of NSAID related side effects and hospitalisations has raised a concern about these medications’ safety. The prevalence of these side effects has drastic consequences to a challenged South Africanpublic healthcare system. The implications of not treating severe, potentially preventable upper gastrointestinal complications attributed to NSAIDs’ consumption continue to be a significant problem that healthcare professionals (HCP) face.