NSAIDs are used to treat fever, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, menstrual pain, migraine, eye inflammation, allergic conjunctivitis, and other types of pain and inflammation. They work by reducing an enzyme in the body that causes inflammation and increases the feeling of pain.

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Prices for Popular NSAIDs

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
ibuprofen
12
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Ibuprofen is an NSAID used to treat fever and pain from arthritis, menstrual cramps, and muscular aches. It works by reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen is a generic medication, and is available both over-the-counter and by prescription depending on the strength. Prescription Motrin had the same active ingredient, but has been discontinued. Over-the-counter brands include Advil and Motrin IB. Ibuprofen should be used only when needed as it may increase risk of stroke or heart attack and long term use can cause stomach bleeding and ulcers.
Anaprox
(naproxen)
10
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Naprosyn
(naproxen)
10
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Anaprox DS
(naproxen)
10
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Mobic
(meloxicam)
7
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MELOXICAM is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Voltaren Gel
(diclofenac sodium)
13
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The 1% skin gel is used to treat osteoarthritis of the hands or knees. The 3% skin gel is used to treat actinic keratosis.
Pennsaid
(diclofenac sodium)
13
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat osteoarthritis of the knees.
Solaraze
(diclofenac sodium)
13
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The 1% skin gel is used to treat osteoarthritis of the hands or knees. The 3% skin gel is used to treat actinic keratosis.
Voltaren
(diclofenac sodium)
13
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used in the eye to treat swelling after eye surgery. They also help treat pain and sensitivity to light after the surgery.
aspirin
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ASPIRIN is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart attacks, to prevent strokes, and to treat arthritis or inflammation.
Celebrex
(celecoxib)
30
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Celecoxib (Celebrex) is a moderately priced drug used to treat arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It may also be used for pain or painful monthly periods. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. Generic celecoxib is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Acular LS
(ketorolac)
14
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KETOROLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This eye drop is used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery. It is also used to decrease swelling or redness caused by allergies.
Acular
(ketorolac)
14
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KETOROLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This eye drop is used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery. It is also used to decrease swelling or redness caused by allergies.
Indocin
(indomethacin)
10
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INDOMETHACIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
nabumetone
16
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NABUMETONE is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
etodolac
42
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ETODOLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Cambia
(diclofenac potassium)
34
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat migraine pain.
Cataflam
(diclofenac potassium)
34
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, mild to moderate pain, and painful monthly periods.
Clinoril
(sulindac)
17
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SULINDAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Ec-Naprosyn
(naproxen dr)
19
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Voltaren XR
(diclofenac sodium er)
17
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
indomethacin ER
64
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INDOMETHACIN (in doe Meth a sin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Feldene
(piroxicam)
41
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PIROXICAM is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Ilevro
239
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NEPAFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery.
Prolensa
238
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BROMFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery.
Flector
663
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat pain from bruises, sprains, or strains.
Advil
(ibuprofen non-prescription)
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Ibuprofen is an NSAID used to treat fever and minor aches and pains. It works by reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen is a generic medication, and is available both over-the-counter and by prescription depending on the strength. Over-the-counter brands include Advil and Motrin IB. Prescription Motrin had the same active ingredient, but has been discontinued. Ibuprofen should be used only when needed as it may increase risk of stroke or heart attack and long term use can cause stomach bleeding and ulcers.
Motrin IB
(ibuprofen non-prescription)
N/A N/A See Prices
Motrin IB is an NSAID that is used to treat fever and minor aches and pains. It works by reducing inflammation. Motrin IB is available over the counter, and as generic ibuprofen. Other brands include Advil.
Children's Advil
(children's ibuprofen)
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IBUPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine can relieve minor aches and pains caused by a cold, flu, sore throat, headache, or toothache. It is used to treat fever or pain for a short time.
Children's Motrin
(children's ibuprofen)
N/A N/A See Prices
IBUPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine can relieve minor aches and pains caused by a cold, flu, sore throat, headache, or toothache. It is used to treat fever or pain for a short time.
Ocufen
(flurbiprofen sodium)
10
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FLURBIPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery.
Daypro
(oxaprozin)
86
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OXAPROZIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
bromfenac
80
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BROMFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery.
salsalate
82
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SALSALATE is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) related to aspirin. It is used to help treat the pain of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
diflunisal
51
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DIFLUNISAL is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or mild to moderate pain.
ketoprofen
39
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KETOPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, or painful monthly periods.
Ansaid
(flurbiprofen)
21
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FLURBIPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Nevanac
243
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NEPAFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery.
etodolac ER
71
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ETODOLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Ponstel
(mefenamic acid)
195
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MEFENAMIC ACID is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to treat painful menstrual periods.
Bromsite
257
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BROMFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery.
Zorvolex
301
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, mild to moderate pain, and painful monthly periods.
Advil Junior Strength
(ibuprofen junior strength)
N/A N/A See Prices
IBUPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or painful monthly periods. It can also relieve minor aches and pains caused by a cold, flu, or sore throat.
Motrin Junior Strength
(ibuprofen junior strength)
N/A N/A See Prices
IBUPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or painful monthly periods. It can also relieve minor aches and pains caused by a cold, flu, or sore throat.
Nalfon
(fenoprofen)
80
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FENOPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
ketoprofen ER
124
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KETOPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
meclofenamate
174
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MECLOFENAMATE is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to treat painful menstrual periods.
Zipsor
1,096
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, mild to moderate pain, and painful monthly periods.
Naprelan
(naproxen er)
472
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tolmetin
150
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TOLMETIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Infants Advil
(infants ibuprofen)
N/A N/A See Prices
IBUPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine can relieve minor aches and pains caused by a cold, flu, sore throat, headache, or toothache. It is used to treat fever or pain for a short time.
Aleve
(naproxen non-prescription)
N/A N/A See Prices
NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Infants Motrin
(infants ibuprofen)
N/A N/A See Prices
IBUPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine can relieve minor aches and pains caused by a cold, flu, sore throat, headache, or toothache. It is used to treat fever or pain for a short time.
Tivorbex
237
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INDOMETHACIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Vivlodex
618
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MELOXICAM is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis.
choline magnesium trisalicylate
25
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CHOLINE SALICYLATE; MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever related to aspirin. It is used to treat arthritis in children and adults. It is also used to treat mild to moderate pain and fever.
Sprix
993
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KETOROLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for a short while to treat moderate to severe pain, including pain after surgery. It should not be used for more than 5 days.
Advil Congestion
N/A N/A See Prices
Advil Migraine
N/A N/A See Prices
IBUPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or painful monthly periods. It can also relieve minor aches and pains caused by a cold, flu, or sore throat.
Sudafed Pressure and Pain
N/A N/A See Prices
Ibuprofen Lysine
351
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IBUPROFEN LYSINE is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to close a heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a baby who was born early.
Durlaza
191
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Acuvail
288
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KETOROLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This eye drop is used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery. It is also used to decrease swelling or redness caused by allergies.
Neoprofen
622
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IBUPROFEN LYSINE is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to close a heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a baby who was born early.

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