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How are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat juvenile arthritis?

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treat pain and swelling. Some are available over the counter and others need a prescription. NSAIDs include products such as a ibuprofen and naproxen. Possible side effects are nausea and stomach ache. You should take these medicines with food. Aspirin is an NSAID, too, but doctors rarely prescribe it to treat arthritis.

From: Diagnosing Juvenile Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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JAMA: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

JAMA: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Arthritis in Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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