Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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Nonsteroidal anti-imflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are a class of drugs which provide both analgesic (pain-killing)[1] and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and anti-inflammatory effects[1] in higher doses. They range from mild to strong pain relief.

Commonly used NSAIDs[edit | edit source]

Commonly used NSAIDs include aspirin,[1] ibuprofen,[1] naproxen,[1] diclofenac[2], [1] etodolac[2], fenoprofen[2], flurbiprofen[2], indomethacin[2], ketorolac[2], ketoprofen[2], meloxicam[2], mefenamic acid[2], piroxicam[2], nabumetone[2], tolmetin[2], celecoxib and others.[3]

Brand names include:

  • Advil Pro (ibuprofen)[2]
  • Aleve (naproxen)[2]
  • Cataflam Pro (diclofenac)[2]
  • Mobic Pro (meloxicam)[2]
  • Toradol Pro (ketorolac)[2]
  • Torectin DS (tolmetin)[2]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Ibuprofen and naproxen are the nonsteroid anti-inflammatories suggested as possible treatments for pain in the International Consensus Criteria Primer.

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