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Medications for Tendonitis

Other names: Achilles Tendinitis; Achilles Tendon Rupture

Inflammation of a tendon (the fibrous structure that joins muscle to bone).

Drugs used to treat Tendonitis

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

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
meloxicam Off-label 7.1 38 reviews for meloxicam to treat Tendonitis
Rx C N X
Generic name:
meloxicam systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
naproxen 6.0 33 reviews for naproxen to treat Tendonitis
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Brand names:
Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, Flanax Pain Reliever, All Day Relief, Anaprox-DS, EC-Naprosyn, Midol Extended Relief
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Aleve 8.6 5 reviews for Aleve to treat Tendonitis
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Naprosyn 7.3 4 reviews for Naprosyn to treat Tendonitis
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
indomethacin 6.7 4 reviews for indomethacin to treat Tendonitis
Rx C N X
Generic name:
indomethacin systemic
Brand names:
Indocin SR, Indocin
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Naprelan Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
trolamine salicylate 9.5 4 reviews for trolamine salicylate to treat Tendonitis
OTC N N
Generic name:
trolamine salicylate topical
Brand names:
Myoflex, Arthricream, Asper-Flex
Drug class:
topical rubefacient
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
Aflaxen Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
All Day Pain Relief Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Flanax Pain Reliever Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Indocin SR 9.0 1 review for Indocin SR to treat Tendonitis
Rx C N X
Generic name:
indomethacin systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Myoflex 10 1 review for Myoflex to treat Tendonitis
OTC N N
Generic name:
trolamine salicylate topical
Drug class:
topical rubefacient
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
All Day Relief Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Anaprox-DS Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
EC-Naprosyn Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Indocin 1.0 1 review for Indocin to treat Tendonitis
Rx C N X
Generic name:
indomethacin systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Midol Extended Relief Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X
Generic name:
naproxen systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
sulindac Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
sulindac systemic
Brand name:
Clinoril
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Arthricream Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
trolamine salicylate topical
Drug class:
topical rubefacient
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
Asper-Flex Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
trolamine salicylate topical
Drug class:
topical rubefacient
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
Clinoril Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
sulindac systemic
Drug class:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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