View Full Version : NSAIDS, other than otc advil, etc.
I am wondering what some other NSAIDs are other than the usual over the counter Advil, Ibupro. etc. I am taking Colchicine and dr. is thinking of adding another type of nsaid. I get very queezy/nausea with advil and the likes. Any input????
My main thing right now is the pericarditis, some joint pain, and not being able to lower my pred beyond 10mg.
01-14-2007, 10:09 PM
Hi, Kim - there are many different NSAIDs available, including the newer cox-2 inhibitors like Celebrex, which are easier on the stomach but may have other serious side effects. Sometimes finding an NSAID you can tolerate is a matter of trial-and-error, and you may have to try several different NSAIDs before you find the best one for you. All the medicines listed below are NSAIDs - but most of them are available by prescription only. Ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen are available over the counter in a dose about half as strong as the prescription of the same name. Be sure and let your doctor know that you've had a bad experience with advil in the past.
diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam)
ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
ketoprofen (Orudis, Oruvail)
naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve)