Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are medicines that are commonly used to alleviate pain, minimize swelling, and lower a high temperature. For details about a specific medication, you can search for your medicine on our Medicines A-Z. Many people can take NSAIDs, however some people require to be careful about taking them. It's a good idea to ask a pharmacologist or doctor for advice prior to taking an NSAID if you: are over 65 years of age; are pregnant or pursuing an infant; are nursing; have bronchial asthma; have had an allergy to NSAIDs in the past; have had stomach abscess in the past; have any troubles with your heart, liver, kidneys, blood pressure, circulation or bowels; are taking other medications; are looking for medicine for a child under 16. If NSAIDs are not ideal, your pharmacologist or medical professional may suggest options to NSAIDs, such as paracetamol.
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