Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
How It Works
NSAIDs reduce Reference inflammation Opens New Window and relieve fever and pain by blocking Reference enzymes Opens New Window and Reference proteins Opens New Window made by the body. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen block a protein (called Reference prostaglandin Opens New Window) that makes heavy menstrual bleeding worse. Aspirin does not block this protein.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics