- Code Status10:29Erectile Dysfunction (ED) - Part 110:04Paper Chase #1 - Hormonal Contraception & Breast Cancer4:42Lithium15:55Orthopedic Injuries in Non-Accidental Trauma (NAT)23:06Paper Chase #2 - PFO Closure vs Medical Therapy after CVA4:20Erectile Dysfunction (ED) - Part 212:50Being Fired By A Patient12:53Paper Chase #3 - ACE Inhibitors and Statins in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes2:54Thrombosed Hemorrhoids7:07Paper Chase #4 - PFO Closure or AC vs. Antiplatelets after CVA7:19Things I Do But Should I - Gout11:18Prediabetes16:51NSAID Ceiling11:24Paper Chase #5 - Carotid Endarterectomy and Stenting4:45The Summary13:45
In this segment we discuss the ceiling effect of NSAIDs, the max dose at which pain relief is obtained. Higher doses and longer courses can lead to adverse effects without more pain control. The generally accepted ceiling dose for pain control is 600 mg for ibuprofen and 10 mg for ketorolac (IV/IM/PO). There may be more anti-inflammatory effect with higher doses in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.