Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Drug Name
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Brand Name(s)
Advil®, Aleve®, Anaprox®, ®Ansaid®, Arthrotec, Aspirin®, Clinoril®, Daypro Surgam®, Dolobid®, Emulgel®, Feldene®, Froben®, Froben-SR®, Indocid®, Mobiflex®, Mobicox®, Motrin®, Naprosyn®, Naprosyn-SR®, Naprelan®, Orudis®, Oruvail®, Pennsaid®, Relafen®, Rhodis®, Surgam-SR®, Toradol®, Ultradol®, Vimovo®, Voltaren®, Voltaren-SR®

Drug Class

NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) refers to a group of medications which are used for both inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis (OA). Some examples of NSAIDs are acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), celecoxib, diclofenac, flurbiprofen, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, ketorolac,  meloxicam, nabumetone, naproxen, piroxicam, and sulindac.

This information was written in November 2017, with expert advice from:

Jason Kielly, B.Sc. (pharm.), Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Clinical Pharmacist, Rheumatic Health Program, Eastern Health

This information was last updated in December 2021 by:

Alan Low, B.Sc. (pharm.), Pharm. D., ACPR, FCSHP, CCD, RPh
Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Medicines Access Coalition – BC
​Primary Care Pharmacist, Vancouver

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