NSAID

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'''NSAID''' is short for '''N'''on-'''S'''teroidal '''A'''nti-'''I'''nflammatory '''D'''rug.  These [[drug]]s include [[ibuprofen]] (''Advil''), [[aspirin]], [[Naproxen Sodium|naproxen sodium]] (''Aleve'') as well as other prescription drugs.
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'''NSAID''' is short for '''N'''on-'''S'''teroidal '''A'''nti-'''I'''nflammatory '''D'''rug.  These [[drug]]s include [[ibuprofen]] (''Advil''), paracetamol, [[Naproxen Sodium|naproxen sodium]] (''Aleve'') and some other prescription drugs.
  
NSAIDs are most commonly used as an [[analgesic]], taken to relieve [[pain]].  NSAIDs are considered, in general, to be safer than [[acetaminophen]]/paracetamol (sold as ''Tylenol'' in the US); in particular, larger doses are less likely to cause permanent liver damage.  However, long-term high-dose treatment may be inadvisable. They have also been linked to a higher risk of stomach ulcers.
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NSAIDs are most commonly used as an [[analgesic]], taken to relieve [[pain]].  NSAIDs are considered, in general, to be safer than [[acetaminophen]] (sold as ''Tylenol'' in the US); in particular, larger doses are less likely to cause permanent liver damage.  However, long-term high-dose treatment may be inadvisable. They have also been linked to a higher risk of stomach ulcers.
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For chronic (persistent) pain, seek medical advice.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 21:05, 15 October 2009

NSAID is short for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug. These drugs include ibuprofen (Advil), paracetamol, naproxen sodium (Aleve) and some other prescription drugs.

NSAIDs are most commonly used as an analgesic, taken to relieve pain. NSAIDs are considered, in general, to be safer than acetaminophen (sold as Tylenol in the US); in particular, larger doses are less likely to cause permanent liver damage. However, long-term high-dose treatment may be inadvisable. They have also been linked to a higher risk of stomach ulcers.

For chronic (persistent) pain, seek medical advice.

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