NSAIDs -- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- are a type of pain reliever. At prescription doses, these drugs also reduce inflammation. Inflammation is the body's response to irritation or injury and is characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. NSAIDs are used to treat a variety of conditions that cause pain and inflammation, including arthritis and tendinitis. NSAIDs are also used to treat pain from injury or other causes of long-term pain.
Mild-to-moderate pain due to inflammation and tissue injury
Low back pain
Inflammatory arthropathies (e.g., ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis