Role of NSAIDs in Pain Control

Oral NSAIDs can relieve pain, but there are risks and alternatives.

When pain flares up, many people reach for one of the over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) or naproxen (Aleve®). These drugs can relieve pain, but they come with some cautions, and alternatives are available. NSAIDs have potential side effects and risks, especially when taken orally and when used for longer […]
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