What are NSAIDs?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce inflammation, which helps to ease joint pain and stiffness. Read more
How do I take NSAIDs and how long do they take to work?
NSAIDs are available as tablets, liquids, suppositories or creams and gels. The dosage will depend on the type of drug. They usually work within a few hours, although it can take 2 or more weeks for you to feel the full effect of prescribed NSAIDs. Read more
What are the possible risks and side-effects of NSAIDs?
Side-effects of NSAIDs can include heartburn, indigestion, stomach ulcers and skin rashes. They can damage your stomach lining, and there’s some concern about a small increased risk of heart attacks and strokes when NSAIDs are used for a long time. Read more
Can I take other medicines alongside NSAIDs?
NSAIDs don't usually interact with other medicines or vaccinations and depending on your condition you may need a combination of different medicines. Read more
Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking NSAIDs?
It's usually fine to drink alcohol if you're on NSAIDs though it can sometimes increase the risk of side-effects of your medicines. Read more
Will NSAIDs affect fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding?
NSAIDs are unlikely to cause any problems with fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding but it's best to discuss all your medications with your doctor if you become pregnant or are planning a family. Read more