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What are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a type of medication that doctors and other healthcare providers often recommend to reduce inflammation and pain. They are available over-the-counter (OTC) as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, Nuprin), ketoprofen (Oruvail, Orudis), and naproxen sodium (Aleve). For more severe pain and inflammation, doctors may prescribe one of several dozen NSAIDs available in prescription strength. Like all medications, all NSAIDs can have side effects.
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