Table 2

Occurrence of main adverse effects of NSAIDs in the lower gastrointestinal tract with NSAID use

Adverse effect

Frequency (%)


Increased gut permeability

44 to 70

Gut inflammation

60 to 70

Blood loss and anemia

30

Malabsorption

40 to 70

Mucosal ulceration

30 to 40


Table constructed using data from [28]. NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Sostres et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15(Suppl 3):S3   doi:10.1186/ar4175