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In the November issue of Prescrire International - Gliptins: joint pain and exposure to NSAIDs

FREE DOWNLOAD In the Adverse Effects section of the November issue, the results of a study by the independent French medical journal Prescrire, based on data from France's national health insurance system.
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  • Joint and muscle pain are part of the adverse effect profile of gliptins.
  • In France, Prescrire carried out a study, using data from the mandatory national health insurance system, showing that patients taking gliptins are more frequently exposed to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) than patients taking other hypoglycaemic drugs for type 2 diabetes.
  • These patients are therefore more often exposed to the adverse effects of NSAIDs, without any demonstrated advantage with respect to their diabetes.

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"Gliptins: joint pain and exposure to NSAIDs" Prescrire Int 2019; 28 (209): 268. (Pdf, free).

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