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13th August 2008 - New research 2008

NSAIDS increase Parkinson's Disease

Current Drug Safety [2006] 1 (3) : 223-225 (Etminan M, Suissa S.) 
Complete abstract

NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are drugs with analgesic, antipyretic and, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory effects. They can reduce pain, fever and inflammation.
For more information and a list of NSAIDs go to NSAID. Recent studies have found NSAIDs to be protective against the development of Parkinson's Disease. However, researchers decided to test this hypothesis using the Saskatchewan drug plan database. Cases were defined as those having received three prescriptions for a dopamine agonist within a year. Controls were matched for age, calendar time and index date. Past users of NSAIDs had a slightly higher risk of developing Parkinson's Disease, increasing their chances by up to 20%. However, the occurrence of Parkinson's Disease was up to 50% higher amongst those people that were currently using NSAIDs. The researchers have given no biochemical explanation as to why this might occur.

 

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