August 01, 2006


 Risks associated with NSAID use described in drug label, package insert, client handout

Posted July 15, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine has received reports of adverse effects in pets that have been prescribed popular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Staff veterinarians with the CVM have asked the AVMA to help them heighten the awareness of veterinarians and pet owners about the risks associated with NSAIDs.

Communicating information about the benefits and risks of medications helps pet owners make informed decisions about therapy and empowers them to monitor for adverse signs that should be reported promptly to their veterinarian.

Veterinarians will find useful information on the drug insert and label, and in client informational handouts furnished by manufacturers.