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NSAIDs can dampen fertility

NSAIDs can significantly inhibit ovulation in women with mild musculoskeletal pain, a small study shows. The study of 39 women of childbearing age taking NSAIDs for back pain found that only 6.3% (diclofenac), 25% (naproxen) and 27.3% (etoricoxib) ovulated, compared with 100% of the control group. “After just ten days of treatment we saw a significant decrease ...

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