A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is a type of medicine used to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and bring down a fever.
This medication comes in various forms, including capsules, tablets, creams, suppositories, gels, and injections. Some forms are available over-the-counter, whereas others can only be attained with a prescription.
Some of the common types of NSAIDs include:
- mefenamic acid
NSAIDs may be sold or prescribed under these generic versions or a brand name.