Health Tip: Taking NSAIDs

Here's what they're often prescribed for

(HealthDay News) -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are over-the-counter or prescription drugs designed to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says NSAIDs may be used to treat or help prevent:

  • Bursitis or tendonitis.
  • Heart disease.
  • Arthritis.
  • A bone fracture.
  • Pain or inflammation resulting from orthopedic surgery.
Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on October 27, 2010

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