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How do medications treat inflammation?

Many medications are available to treat inflammation. Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can relieve minor inflammation. These include drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen. Corticosteroids (like decadron and prednicot) and other drugs can also be used to reduce inflammation and associated swelling and redness. These are only available by prescription and may have strong side effects. Depending on what part of your body is affected, a doctor may prescribe additional medication to treat the specific organs or tissues.

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