Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Why It Is Used
NSAIDs relieve pain and fever. They also reduce swelling and inflammation caused by an injury or a disease such as Reference arthritis Opens New Window.
Some NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, help ease cramping and reduce blood loss from heavy menstrual bleeding.
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|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics