Mayo Clinic Minute: What are NSAIDs?

When searching for over-the-counter pain relief, you’ve probably taken an NSAID medication, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. But what kind of pain does an NSAID treat best and are there risks of side effects?

Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute.

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Reducing inflammation, that’s what over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and naproxen do — a class a medications called NSAIDs.

“That stands for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,” says Dr. Carrie Krieger, a clinical pharmacist at Mayo Clinic.

Ibuprofen, also known by brand names Advil and Motrin, and naproxen, known as Aleve, have qualities that reduce fever and help with general aches

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