Acetaminophen

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a widely used over-the-counter pain medication and medication to reduce fever.[8][9] It is commonly used to help with headaches, other minor aches and pains, and is...

Advil

What is Advil? Advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Advil is used to reduce fever and treat pain or...

Aleve

What is Aleve? Aleve (naproxen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Aleve is used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains...

Analgesic

An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain.  Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems. They are...

aspirin

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a salicylate medication, often used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Aspirin also has an antiplatelet effect by stopping the binding together of platelets and preventing...

COX-1

Cox-1 inhibitor: An agent that inhibits the action of the enzyme cox-1(cyclooxygenase-1). The common anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin,ibuprofen, and naproxen block the action of both cox-1 and cox-2. Cox-1 inhibitors can reduce inflammation,...

COX-2

COX-2 inhibitors are a subclass of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs work by reducing the production of prostaglandins, chemicals that promote inflammation, pain, and fever. Prostaglandins also protect the lining of the stomach and...

Fentanyl

Fentanyl is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.  Fentanyl is used as part of anesthesia to help prevent pain after surgery or other medical procedure. Fentanyl is used to treat...

NSAIDs

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — are among the most common pain relief medicines in the world. Every day more than 30 million Americans use them to soothe headaches, sprains, arthritissymptoms, and other daily discomforts, according...