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Medications for Costochondritis

About Costochondritis:  Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib and is a common cause of chest pain.

Drugs Used to Treat Costochondritis

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
ibuprofen C N X Add review
3.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil, Motrin, IBU, Addaprin, Proprinal, Actiprofen, Ibu-4, Midol IB, Motrin IB, Nuprin, A-G Profen, Haltran, IBU-200, Genpril, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, Ibu-Tab, Q-Profen …show all

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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

naproxen C N X 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Naprosyn, Aleve, Flanax Pain Reliever, Aflaxen, Anaprox, EC-Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox-DS, Midol Extended Relief, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief …show all

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Naprosyn C N X 3 reviews
10

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aleve C N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Advil C N X Add review
1.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Motrin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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IBU C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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lidocaine Off Label B N 1 review
10

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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Off Label: Yes

Addaprin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Flanax Pain Reliever C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Proprinal C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Actiprofen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Aflaxen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Anaprox C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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EC-Naprosyn C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Ibu-4 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Midol IB C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Motrin IB C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Naprelan C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Nuprin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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A-G Profen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Anaprox-DS C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Haltran C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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IBU-200 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Genpril C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Mayo Clinic Reference

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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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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