Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat many different types of arthritis. In this section we explain how NSAIDs work, what you should expect when you have them and what the possible side-effects are.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce inflammation, which helps to ease joint pain and stiffness.
There are long-standing and well recognised safety concerns with all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs). The advice from the regulator is that the lowest effective dose of NSAIDs should be prescribed for the shortest possible time.
Painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone aren't sufficient to treat rheumatoid arthritis but can still be helpful when more specific treatments aren't fully controlling your symptoms.
A new study has shown that commonly used NSAIDs such as ibuprofen do not offer much actual benefit for people with back pain, while putting them at risk of side effects.
A new study has offered evidence that using NSAIDs to treat arthritis should be considered safe from a cardiovascular and gastrointestinal standpoint.
Combining the use of antidepressants and NSAIDs has been linked to an increased risk of bleeding by a new study.
Research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis patients may be able to reduce their need for NSAIDs by taking a daily dose of omega-3s.
I've been on Celebrex for 10 which has caused a duodenal ulcer. What substitutes are there for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDS)?
Most women can take the usual dose of paracetamol, even during pregnancy. NSAIDs are sometimes used, but your doctor will probably advise you to stop them after 32 weeks.