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Medications for Bursitis

Drugs associated with Bursitis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Bursitis: Bursitis involves the inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between tendon and skin and/or between tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
naproxen Rx/OTC C N X 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Flanax Pain Reliever, Naprelan, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, EC-Naprosyn, Midol Extended Relief, All Day Relief, Leader Naproxen Sodium

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Aleve Rx/OTC C N X Add review
5.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Indocin Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
prednisone Rx C N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand names:  Sterapred, Prednicot, Sterapred DS

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Naprosyn Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
indomethacin Rx C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Brand names:  Indocin, Indocin SR, Indocin IV

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Anaprox Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Celestone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: betamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Kenalog-40 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Dexamethasone Intensol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Decadron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Myoflex Cream OTC N N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: trolamine salicylate topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: side effects

 
Sterapred Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
triamcinolone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Kenalog-10, Aristospan

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Anaprox-DS Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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dexamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Dexamethasone Intensol, Decadron, Baycadron, Dexpak Taperpak, Zema Pak, De-Sone LA, Dexacen-4, Dexasone, Dexasone LA, Solurex, Solurex LA

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Flanax Pain Reliever Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Kenalog-10 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Naprelan Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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betamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: betamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Celestone, Celestone Soluspan

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Prednicot Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
cortisone Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Brand name:  Cortone Acetate

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Sterapred DS Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Celestone Soluspan Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: betamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Indocin SR Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Coal miner's elbow; Elbow Bursitis; Housemaid's knee; Trochanteric Bursitis

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