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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Other names: NSAIDs

What are Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (usually abbreviated to NSAIDs) are a group of medicines that have anti-inflammatory (reduce inflammation), analgesic (relieve pain) and antipyretic (lower temperature) effects.

Although different NSAIDs have different structures, they all work by blocking cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes. There are two main types of COX enzymes: COX-1 and COX-2. Both types produce prostaglandins; however, the main function of COX-1 enzymes is to produce baseline levels of prostaglandins that activate platelets and protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, whereas COX-2 enzymes are responsible for releasing prostaglandins after infection or injury. Prostaglandins have a number of different effects, one of which is to regulate inflammation.

Most NSAIDs inhibit both enzymes, although a few are available that mainly inhibit COX-2. The pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of NSAIDs are mainly due to inhibition of COX-2, and their unwanted side effects are largely due to inhibition of COX-1.

List of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents:

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Advil Children's (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviews
   
10
Flanax Pain Reliever (More...)
generic name: naproxen
1 review
   
10
Motrin Infant Drops (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
1 review
   
10
Children's Motrin (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
3 reviews
   
9.8
Clinoril (Pro, More...)
generic name: sulindac
4 reviews
   
9.2
Orudis (Pro, More...)
generic name: ketoprofen
2 reviews
   
9.2
Motrin IB (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
4 reviews
   
9.0
Orudis KT (More...)
generic name: ketoprofen
4 reviews
   
9.0
Oruvail (More...)
generic name: ketoprofen
1 review
   
9.0
Tolectin DS (More...)
generic name: tolmetin
1 review
   
9.0
Cambia (Pro, More...)
generic name: diclofenac
25 reviews
   
8.6
Lodine XL (More...)
generic name: etodolac
0 reviews
   
8.5
Nalfon (Pro, More...)
generic name: fenoprofen
1 review
   
8.5
Advil Liqui-Gels (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
10 reviews
   
8.3
Arthrotec (Pro, More...)
generic name: diclofenac/misoprostol
36 reviews
   
8.3
Cataflam (Pro, More...)
generic name: diclofenac
31 reviews
   
8.3
Ansaid (Pro, More...)
generic name: flurbiprofen
3 reviews
   
8.2
Feldene (Pro, More...)
generic name: piroxicam
11 reviews
   
8.2
Zorvolex (Pro, More...)
generic name: diclofenac
15 reviews
   
8.2
Ibu-8 (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviews
   
8.0
Lodine (Pro, More...)
generic name: etodolac
12 reviews
   
8.0
Nuprin (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviews
   
8.0
Sprix (Pro, More...)
generic name: ketorolac
11 reviews
   
8.0
Naprelan (Pro, More...)
generic name: naproxen
14 reviews
   
7.9
Vimovo (Pro, More...)
generic name: esomeprazole/naproxen
22 reviews
   
7.9
Indocin (Pro, More...)
generic name: indomethacin
24 reviews
   
7.8
Voltaren (Pro, More...)
generic name: diclofenac
118 reviews
   
7.8
Indocin SR (Pro, More...)
generic name: indomethacin
7 reviews
   
7.4
Toradol (Pro, More...)
generic name: ketorolac
156 reviews
   
7.4
Voltaren-XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: diclofenac
4 reviews
   
7.4
Naprosyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: naproxen
30 reviews
   
7.3
Zipsor (Pro, More...)
generic name: diclofenac
30 reviews
   
7.3
IBU (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
1 review
   
7.2
Motrin (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
14 reviews
   
7.2
Relafen (Pro, More...)
generic name: nabumetone
31 reviews
   
7.1
Anaprox-DS (More...)
generic name: naproxen
5 reviews
   
7.0
EC-Naprosyn (More...)
generic name: naproxen
0 reviews
   
7.0
Ibu-6 (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviews
   
7.0
Mobic (Pro, More...)
generic name: meloxicam
115 reviews
   
7.0
Toradol IV / IM (More...)
generic name: ketorolac
10 reviews
   
7.0
Ponstel (Pro, More...)
generic name: mefenamic acid
15 reviews
   
6.9
Aleve (More...)
generic name: naproxen
90 reviews
   
6.8
Advil (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
22 reviews
   
6.7
Anaprox (More...)
generic name: naproxen
7 reviews
   
6.7
Duexis (Pro, More...)
generic name: famotidine/ibuprofen
15 reviews
   
6.6
Midol Extended Relief (More...)
generic name: naproxen
1 review
   
6.3
Daypro (Pro, More...)
generic name: oxaprozin
4 reviews
   
6.2
IBU-200 (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviews
   
5.5
Dolobid (More...)
generic name: diflunisal
4 reviews
   
5.2
All Day Pain Relief (More...)
generic name: naproxen
0 reviews
   
4.5
Advil Migraine (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
1 review
   
3.7
A-G Profen (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Actiprofen (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Addaprin (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Advil Infant's Concentrated Drops (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Aflaxen (More...)
generic name: naproxen
0 reviewsAdd rating
All Day Relief (More...)
generic name: naproxen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Caldolor (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Dyloject (More...)
generic name: diclofenac
0 reviewsAdd rating
Fenortho (Pro, More...)
generic name: fenoprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Genpril (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Haltran (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ibu-4 (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ibu-Tab (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Midol IB (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Motrin Childrens (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Motrin Junior Strength (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
NeoProfen (Pro, More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Prevacid NapraPAC (Pro, More...)
generic name: lansoprazole/naproxen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Proprinal (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Q-Profen (More...)
generic name: ibuprofen
0 reviewsAdd rating
Tivorbex (Pro, More...)
generic name: indomethacin
0 reviewsAdd rating
Tolectin 600 (More...)
generic name: tolmetin
0 reviewsAdd rating
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