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This section lists drugs against pain, both chronic and acute. You will learn about drugs that can be used for each type of it, as well as about drugs that can address both pain and inflammation. The uses, safety and other information is included in detailed articles describing painkillers of various type.

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Type of Drug: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Prescribed for: Rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; mild to moderate pain.General InformationDiflunisal is chemically related to Aspirin but is considered to be a…


Type of Drug: Local pain reliever. Prescribed for: Temporary relief of pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and neuralgias (nerve pain), such as shingles. It may also be prescribed for pain associated with psoriasis,…


Type of Drug: Antipyretic and analgesic. Prescribed for: Symptomatic relief of pain and fever for people who cannot or do not want to take Aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Acetaminophen may be given to children about…