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Although the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have brought relief to many arthritis sufferers, the cost is often high-not just the $50 to $60 a month that NSAIDs may cost, but for the undesirable side effects that many experience. Among these are gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers and kidney problems.

Now, a study at the Indiana University School of Medicine shows that the most commonly used and inexpensive painkiller, acetaminophen (sold as Tylenol, Anacin-3, and many other generic names) is just as effective for many patients, without these side effects.
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Title Annotation:Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used for arthritis have undesirable side effects
Publication:Medical Update
Date:Aug 1, 1991
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