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Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs)

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Adult

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs) - What is it for

​NSAIDs  are  pain  medications  used  to  relieve  your  pain  and inflammation (e.g. swelling, redness and warmth).

NSAIDs may be prescribed with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine or biologic agents (e.g. rituximab) for a short period of time.

Examples of NSAIDs include naproxen, diclofenac, mefenamic acid, ibuprofen, celecoxib and etoricoxib.

Read on for more information on the use of nSAIDs as postnatal medication.

  • Updated on Friday, June 12, 2015
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Singapore General Hospital

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