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What over-the-counter NSAIDs are used to treat arthritis?

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NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) can ease joint pain. More than a dozen NSAIDs are available by prescription, but only two are available over-the-counter: ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) and naproxen sodium (Aleve).

Ibuprofen is also available in many generic and store-brand products and, along with acetaminophen, may be the active ingredient in products labeled "non-aspirin pain relief."

From: What’s In Your Arthritis Medicine? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 09, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2017

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 09, 2017

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 09, 2017

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