The brand names of a handful of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are familiar to most people, but there are many lesser-known NSAIDs available.

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The medications listed below are available over-the-counter, by prescription, or both. In some cases, there is a generic version available, but not a brand-name version.

Medication

Brand

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)

Bayer, Ecotrin

Celecoxib

Celebrex

Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate

Tricosal*, Trilisate*

Diclofenac

Arthrotec (combination product), Voltaren, Cataflam*, Cambia, Solaraze, Zipsor, Zorvolex, Flector, Pennsaid

Diflunisal

Dolobid

Etodolac

Lodine*

Flurbiprofen

Ansaid

Ibuprofen

Advil, Duexis (combination product), Motrin

Indomethacin

Indocin, Tivorbex

Ketoprofen

Orudis*, Oruvail*, Actron*

Ketorolac

Toradol*, SPRIX

Meclofenamate

Meclomen*

Meloxicam

Mobic

Nabumetone

Relafen*

Naproxen

Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Vimovo (combination product)

Oxaprozin

Daypro

Piroxicam

Feldene

Salsalate

Disalsid

Sulindac

Clinoril*

Tolmetin

Tolectin*


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* Indicates brands that are no longer on the market.

Some NSAIDs are also sold as topical solutions, gels, or as transdermal patches. Adhesive patches slowly release medicine through the skin. An advantage of these topical products is that only the area needing relief is targeted, so less medication is needed, lowering the risk of side effects.

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