Talking to Your Health Care Provider or Pharmacist About NSAIDs
You should always communicate with your health care provider (HCP) about any medications you are taking, how you are taking them, side effects, and other health-related topics that may help your HCP better manage your health.
Here are some topics to discuss with your HCP:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a type of commonly taken medicine. You would take NSAIDs to relieve pain or to reduce fever or inflammation. Inflammation is when a part of your body is swollen, red, hot, hurting, and/or difficult to move.
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