While NSAIDs can potentially cause many side effects – some of which may be serious or life-threatening – if prescribed under the right conditions and used as instructed, they can be of great benefit. Your doctor can help you consider the benefits and risks of taking an NSAID to ensure they’re the right treatment option for you.
When you’re taking an NSAID, always use it cautiously and for the shortest time possible. If you need to use these medicines for a long time (for example, to manage the symptoms of arthritis when other therapies don’t offer relief, or when you’re taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke), make sure you see your doctor regularly.
An Alternative and an Adjunct
Despite the availability of multiple treatment options for SD, clinicians and patients are both interested in alternative options that may enhance patient safety and satisfaction. Steroid-free Promiseb Cream is a useful new addition to the treatment palette. The product’s fast-acting antiinflammatory action, shown to be similar to that of desonide %, may obviate the need for topical corticosteroids in management of mild to moderate SD. Promiseb Cream presents a suitable alternative to slower-acting TIMs, which may be contraindicated in the youngest SD patients (under age two).