Wednesday, June 13, 2012

NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

The three most popular NSAIDs:
Aspirin - Bufferin 
Ibuprofen - Motrin, Advil
Naproxen - Aleve, 

Over the counter pain killers
- NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve), and ketoprofen (Orudis KT).
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol and Panadol).

 many over-the-counter NSAIDs have the same active ingredients as prescription NSAIDs. The difference is in the amount of active ingredient contained in each tablet or capsule, and in the dosing requirements (how often one has to take these per day). 

Hydrocodone is an orally active narcotic analgesic (pain reliever) and antitussive (cough suppressant). ydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from either of two naturally occurring opiates—codeine and thebaine.