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Analgesics
alges/o sensitivity to pain.
Lessens pain. Nacotics or opioids, contain or derived from opium, induce stupor.
Non-narcotic ones rduce fever, pain and inflammation. NSAIDs.
NSAIDs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Act on tissues to inhibit prostaglandins (hormone-like substances that sensitize peripheral pain receptors).
COX-2 inhibitors
Block effects of enzyme that activates prostaglandins. Fewer gastrointestinal side effects.
Celebrex and Vioxx.
celecoxib
(Celebrex) NSAID, treatment of arthritis symptoms, such as joint pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness. not a cure for arthritis and provides relief only as long as one continues to take the medication.
diclofenac
(Voltaren) NSAID, treat pain and inflammation, also prescribed for dental pain, headaches and muscle aches or arthritis.
ibuprofen
(Motrin, Advil)NSAID treat pain and inflammation, also prescribed for dental pain, headaches and muscle aches or arthritis.
naproxen
(Naprosyn, Aleve)NSAID treat pain and inflammation, also prescribed for dental pain, headaches and muscle aches or arthritis.
rofecoxib
(Vioxx) NSAID treatment of arthritis symptoms, such as joint pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness. not a cure for arthritis and provides relief only as long as one continues to take the medication.