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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Oral NSAIDs)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Oral) Nurofen, Brufen, Aleve, Synflex Adult, Children

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Oral NSAIDs) - What is it for

​Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of medications commonly used to treat pain and reduce inflammation. It can also be used to bring down the body temperature during a fever and to relieve headaches, joint or muscle pain/inflammation, gout attacks, toothaches and menstrual pain.

Examples of oral NSAIDs available over the counter include Ibuprofen and Naproxen. Other NSAIDs which require a prescription from the doctor include Diclofenac, Mefenamic Acid, Ketoprofen, Piroxicam, Indomethacin, Celecoxib and Etoricoxib.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Oral NSAIDs) - Additional Information

​If you experience the following symptoms, your condition may be too serious for self-treatment and you should consult a doctor:

  • Ongoing fever even after 3 days of treatment
  • Ongoing headache that lasts for more than 2 days
  • No improvement in pain after 7 days of treatment
  • Any of the above symptoms worsen after treatment
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    If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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