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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Are transdermal NSAIDs advisable for a person with gastrointestinal bleeding?

Good afternoon, and thank you for being there on a holiday week-end. Transdermal NSAIDs or TNS units OTC; are they systemically absorbed? Can someone with a history of GI bleed months ago use them? Currently is trying to get by with APAP and occasional opiod. Was on celecoxib prior to that.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
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I think the systemic side effects of transdermal NSAID are very limited due to poor systemically absorption of topically applied NSAID drugs. 

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