Rapid Rx Quiz: Headache Medications

Mary L. Windle, PharmD

Disclosures

September 12, 2022

Investigations show that high doses of NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, can cause tinnitus and mild to moderate hearing loss. Other adverse effects reportedly associated with this medication include:

  • Constipation

  • Dizziness

  • Edema

  • Epigastric pain

  • Fluid retention

  • Headache

  • Heartburn

  • Nausea

  • Rash

  • Vomiting

  • Acute renal failure

  • Agranulocytosis

  • Aplastic anemia

  • Erythema multiforme

  • Erythematous macular rashes

  • Exfoliative dermatitis

  • Hemolytic anemia

  • Neutropenia

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell syndrome) and photosensitivity reactions

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