Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

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NSAIDs for pain management

NSAIDs are a group of medicines that reduce inflammation and relieve pain. 

Some NSAIDs used in New Zealand

The following are the names for some of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used in New Zealand:
  • diclofenac - VoltarenFlameril
  • ibuprofen - Nurofen, BrufenFenpaed

About non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

The Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) parent information leaflet (BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada), above, provides the following information:

  • what are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
  • how to use and store this medication
  • what to do if you miss a dose
  • drugs and foods to avoid
  • warnings
  • side-effects

Although this is a Canadian resource, most of the content is relevant to New Zealand families (apart from contact details and medication names).

This page last reviewed 16 July 2013
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