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Table 3 Strategies for reducing cardiovascular risk

From: Use of NSAIDs in treating patients with arthritis

If using aspirin, take aspirin dose ≥2 hours prior to NSAID dosea
Do not use NSAIDs within 3 to 6 months of an acute cardiovascular event or procedure
Carefully monitor and control blood pressure
Use low-dose, short half-life NSAIDs and avoid extended release formulations
  1. Reprinted with permission from [1]. aEspecially ibuprofen and does not include celecoxib.