What are NSAIDs?

Also known as: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, nabumetone

NSAIDs, short for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, refers to a class of medications that reduce inflammation, pain and fever. They are commonly available over the counter and are some of the most common medications available, although stronger forms of NSAIDs are available with a prescription. The most common NSAIDs that many people are familiar with are ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen. Acetaminophen is not a NSAID but has similar properties.


Reviewed by: Avi C. Baitner, MD

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