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Editor's Correspondence
May 12, 2003

NSAIDs and Hypertension

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(9):1115. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.9.1115-a

Curhan et al1 report an increased risk of hypertension with use of NSAIDs in younger women based on an analysis of data collected from participants in the Nurses' Health Study II. Our experience in a recently completed double-blind randomized controlled trial of NSAID therapy for Alzheimer disease (unpublished data, 2003) provides evidence of risk of hypertension in older individuals.