Which drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular and rheumatologic disorders may trigger inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flares?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently used for cardiovascular and rheumatologic disorders; these agents and cyclooxygenase type 2 (COX-2) inhibitors are known to cause flares in IBD (not universally, but often enough to be clinically important). [105]


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