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Anti-inflammatories, non-steroidal

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Introduction
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a medication widely used to treat a range of conditions.
How NSAIDs work
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work by interfering with particular enzymes in your body
Special considerations
There are a number of situations where the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is not recommended
Side effects of NSAIDs
Many people take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) without having any side effects. They are widely used to treat a number of conditions.
Interactions
You may not always be able to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in combination with other medicines.
Dosage
Before prescribing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), your GP will consider whether there is an alternative form of treatment.
Alternatives to NSAIDs
If you need medication to treat pain, paracetamol can be used as a safer alternative in almost all cases.