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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Oral NSAIDs)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Oral) Nurofen, Brufen, Aleve, Synflex Adult, Children

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Oral NSAIDs) - What is it for

​Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of medications commonly used to treat pain and reduce inflammation. It can also be used to bring down the body temperature during a fever and to relieve headaches, joint or muscle pain/inflammation, gout attacks, toothaches and menstrual pain.

Examples of oral NSAIDs available over the counter include Ibuprofen and Naproxen. Other NSAIDs which require a prescription from the doctor include Diclofenac, Mefenamic Acid, Ketoprofen, Piroxicam, Indomethacin, Celecoxib and Etoricoxib.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Oral NSAIDs) - Additional Information

​If you experience the following symptoms, your condition may be too serious for self-treatment and you should consult a doctor:

  • Ongoing fever even after 3 days of treatment
  • Ongoing headache that lasts for more than 2 days
  • No improvement in pain after 7 days of treatment
  • Any of the above symptoms worsen after treatment

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