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(Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

NSAIDs  are the most widely used class of drugs in the United States. Some of them are available both in the States and UK without a prescription, over the counter (OTC) at a pharmacy.

These drugs are used to treat conditions which involve pain, inflammation and fever, both acute problems such as injuries or post-operatively, or for ?flu and chronic disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and osteoarthritis.

The term "non-steroidal" indicates that these drugs do not contain steroids such as cortisone which are also used to treat inflammation.