Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a type of medicine commonly taken for pain relief or to reduce fever or inflammation.
While you may not know the word NSAID, you're probably familiar with some of the brands, such as:
Generics like ibuprofen or naproxen are also considered NSAIDs.
NSAIDs are available as both a prescription from your health care provider or over the counter (OTC), which means that you do not need a prescription to
There are also medications that are combined with an NSAID. If you take an OTC and a prescription NSAID at the same time, you may increase your chance of side effects.1