When are NSAIDs contraindicated for the treatment of dysmenorrhea?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Patients should also be monitored for potential pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions and possible effects on platelet aggregation. NSAIDs are contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency, peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, bleeding diatheses, or aspirin hypersensitivity. These agents must be used on a regular basis (as-needed use is not adequate in most patients) for several days. To avoid inadvertent exposure to these agents during early pregnancy, NSAIDs should be started at the onset of menstrual bleeding.

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