NSAIDs Overview

What are NSAIDs?

Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used to reduce pain (analgesic), reduce fever (antipyretic), and in the treatment of inflammation and inflammatory disorders. Well-known examples of NSAIDs include aspirin and ibuprofen. Many over-the-counter formulations of common NSAIDs are used to treat everyday cases of fever, headaches, muscle pain, and many other types of pain. More severe types of pain may also be treated with NSAIDs, usually in higher dosages. NSAIDs may also be used for inflammation such as joint inflammation, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of inflammatory disorders.

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