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TOTW: If You Can See Blood in the Urine: NSAIDs are Contraindicated

TOTW: If You Can See Blood in the Urine: NSAIDs are Contraindicated
Posted on: March 31, 2022

If You Can See Blood in the Urine: NSAIDs are Contraindicated

From your 2021 MCME Interactive day:

If you can see blood in the urine (pink or red!) then NSAIDs are contraindicated. The OBHG Companion Document says “trace urine” is not considered an active bleed. However, trace urine by definition cannot be seen by the naked eye and is only detectable via urinalysis. Therefore, if a patient tells you they saw blood in their urine, withhold ibuprofen and ketorolac.

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