Table 3

Strategies for reducing cardiovascular risk

If using aspirin, take aspirin dose ≥2 hours prior to NSAID dosea

Do not use NSAIDs within 3 to 6 months of an acute cardiovascular event or procedure

Carefully monitor and control blood pressure

Use low-dose, short half-life NSAIDs and avoid extended release formulations


Reprinted with permission from [1]. aEspecially ibuprofen and does not include celecoxib.

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