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.
NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) and Arthritis
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Aspirin Therapy for Preventing Heart Attacks and Treating Heart Disease
Aspirin therapy has been found to be effective at preventing and treating heart disease in certain circumstances. Learn more about aspirin therapy and its effectiveness.
Aspirin and Other Drugs That May Trigger Asthma
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Arthritis Creams and Patches
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Are Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relievers Safe for You?
Here's help weighing the benefits and risks of anti-inflammatory pain relievers, from aspirin to Celebrex.
Pain Relief: How NSAIDs Work
NSAIDs are among the most common pain relievers in the world. And lately, they're among the most controversial. Find out what these anti-inflammatory pills actually do inside your body.
Taking NSAIDs? Protect Your Tummy
You can reduce the risk of stomach problems when taking pain relievers -- but there are no guarantees.
NSAID Pain Pills
Should you take anti-inflammatory pain relievers regularly? Here are pros and cons to help you make your decision.