NSAIDs are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They include both OTC and prescription types; Advil, Bayer, Motrin, Aleve, and Celebrex are a few familiar brands. NSAIDs reduce swelling and relieve pain and fever. Aspirin is an NSAID used to help prevent heart problems or stroke. Side effects include heartburn, upset stomach, rashes, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how NSAIDs work, uses, side effects, and more.
Easing Chronic Pain With Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Anti-inflammatory drugs called NSAIDs are commonly used to treat chronic pain. WebMD provides an overview of NSAIDs, including their risks, benefits, and side effects.
NSAIDs for Rheumatoid Arthritis
WebMD explains the benefits, risks, and side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for treating rheumatoid arthritis pain and inflammation.
Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
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A Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medicine
Tips on using over the counter pain relief medicine safely and effectively.
OTC Pain Relief: NSAIDs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are over-the-counter medications that can be used to reduce fever, relieve mild aches and pains, and reduce inflammation. Learn how these pain relievers work and how to take them safely.
Taking NSAIDs? Protect Your Tummy
You can reduce the risk of stomach problems when taking pain relievers -- but there are no guarantees.
Are NSAIDs Safe for You?
NSAID's can help relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, but one should no the potential risks the drugs pose before taking them.
Taking Anti-Inflammatory Drugs? Protect Your Tummy
Anti-inflammatory drugs often lead to upset stomach and bleeding ulcers.
Videos: OTC Pain Medication
Non-Prescription Meds for Cold & Flu
When you’re sick, you don't want to go shopping for medicine. Find out how you can be prepared before you get sick.
Aspirin, Cancer, and Heart Disease
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