Definition of NSAID:

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Also: NSAIDs

Topics Related to NSAID

(Prescription) Drug Side-Effects

...our question about Your melatonin level
“Some drugs, including NSAIDs, beta-blockers, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, steroids, sleeping pills, and tranquilizers, can deplete melatonin levels.”

Alzheimer's Disease

...our question about Aspirin use
“People who regularly take aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“At least twenty studies suggest that Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs – common non-prescription drugs – may slow or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 60%...”
Diagnose your symptoms now!
  • check your overall health status
  • have a doctor review your case (optional)
  • identify any nutritional deficiencies

More topics Related to NSAID


...as a treatment
“...Other drugs with similar medicinal properties to aspirin have subsequently been developed, being collectively known as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  NSAIDs such as aspirin, indomethacin, piroxicam and sulindac are valuable drugs for the alleviation of pain, inflammation and fever...”

Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...This can usually be avoided by an appropriate bariatric diet, and avoiding smoking and NSAIDs.  Blood clots (more common in those with pre-existing deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, hypertension, or clotting problems); Indigestion; Esophageal dilation (if a lap band surgery...”

Bleeding Tendency

...the condition
“...Aspirin and some NSAIDS should be used with caution.”


...as a treatment
“Known in Ayurvedic texts by the name Salai guggal, studies have shown that boswellic acids have an anti-inflammatory action much like the conventional NSAIDs used for inflammatory conditions...”

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...the condition
“...Occasionally, mouth ulcers are caused by a reaction to certain medications such as NSAIDs, Nicorandil (for treating angina) or beta-blockers...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...our question about Aspirin use
“...Those who took other types of NSAIDs had a 26% lower chance of dying from chronic liver disease, but had no corresponding reduction in the risk of liver cancer.”
...recommendation against NSAIDs
“...In general, NSAIDs should be avoided; acetaminophen at under 2gm per day is the safest choice.”

Colon Cancer

...recommendation NSAIDs
“Aspirin and other NSAIDs have been previously reported to protect against the development of colorectal cancer...”

Colon Polyps

...recommendation NSAIDs
“Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could act to prevent the development of polyps in the colon, which are precursors to most colorectal cancers...”

Compartment Syndrome

...recommendation NSAIDs
NSAIDs may be effective, but are generally believed to have questionable usefulness.”


...recommendation NSAIDs
“...Check with your doctor before taking NSAIDs as they have potential side-effects.”

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

...the condition
“...Nonsurgical treatment for DDD usually consists of a combination of physical therapy, traction, NSAIDs, or epidural steroid injections in order to control the pain...”


...the condition
“...Careful medication history is important since such medications as NSAIDs, antacids, elixirs (containing sorbitol and fructose), antihypertensives, cholinergic agents, antibiotics, and antiarrhythmics all can cause diarrhea in some individuals...”

DMSO Topically

...as a treatment
“DMSO was the first NSAID discovered since aspirin...”


...the condition
“...chemotherapy; long-term steroid use; malnutrition; chemicals that are swallowed; pills that become stuck in the esophagus; medications and supplements such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), alendronate, doxycycline, iron, or potassium; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...our question about Aspirin use
“Inflammation may be caused by aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), but the bacterium H. pylori is generally responsible.”
...recommendation against NSAIDs
“...NSAIDs cause ulcers by interfering with prostaglandins in the stomach.”

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...recommendation against Aspirin
“Certain drugs, such as aspirin and many other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can irritate the digestive tract and cause bleeding.”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...One study found that patients were able to reduce their usage of potentially harmful NSAIDs while they were taking GLA supplementation...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...The great benefit to glucosamine supplementation is that it is a precursor to cartilage formation, while ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) actually prevent the repair of joint tissue while covering only the pain...”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...These side-effects are uncommon when this drug is given intravenously, but because of their unpleasant nature, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have become the treatment of choice for most acute attacks of gout...”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“Medications such as Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and allopurinol are commonly used against gout...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...the condition
“...Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are common culprits in causing ulcers in the stomach...”
Concerned or curious about your health?  Try The Analyst™
Symptom Entry
Symptom Entry
Full Explanations
Optional Doctor Review
Review (optional)

More topics Related to NSAID

Herniated Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...Initial treatment includes a combination of ... Over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs for mild to moderate pain and inflammation (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, celecoxib)...”

Herniated Disc In Neck

...the condition
“...Several non-surgical techniques are available, for example ... Medications, such as NSAIDs to reduce swelling and pain, muscle relaxants to calm spasm, occasionally narcotic painkillers to alleviate acute pain, steroids and steroid injections to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc...”

Low Back Pain

...recommendation NSAIDs
“Use pain medication, if necessary, such as Tylenol, Aleve or another NSAID, such as aspirin.”

Neck Arthritis

...the condition
“...Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be recommended to decrease swelling and relieve pain...”


...as a treatment
NSAIDs are medications for arthritis and other painful inflammatory conditions in the body...”

Ochronosis / Alkaptonuria

...the condition
“...There only exists a symptomatic treatment: analgetics, NSAID, physical therapy, orthopedic supports and intra-articular corticoid infiltration, especially in the knee.”

Oral Lichen Planus

...the condition
“...Known triggers include ... Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...”


...recommendation NSAIDs
NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are commonly used to treat osteoarthritis...”

Parkinson's Disease

...the condition
“...Naproxen and other NSAIDs may also exacerbate Parkinson's disease...”
...recommendation against NSAIDs
“Naproxen and other NSAIDs may exacerbate Parkinson's disease.”

Peptic Ulcer

...related topic
“...know that there are two major causes of ulcers: most often patients are infected with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori); others are regular users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), which include common products like aspirin and ibuprofen.”


...the condition
“...Treatment depends on the type of pericarditis ... Acute Pericarditis: Reducing the swelling with NSAIDs (Ibuprofen) is usually sufficient, unless the patient has recently suffered a heart attack, in which case a high-dose aspirin can be used instead...”


...the condition
“...Over-the-counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help relieve some of the signs and symptoms of pleurisy...”

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

...recommendation NSAIDs
“...In the absence of ocular symptoms, PMR can be treated with maximal doses of NSAIDs.  Prednisone (10 to 15mg daily) will give a more prompt therapeutic response, but the toxicity from long-term use at dosages greater than 7.5 mg/day is high...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...Treatment of phlebitis consists of pain-relieving medications, such as NSAIDS, and warm compresses over veins...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...relationship to (Prescription) Drug Side-Effects
“...Examples include drugs that interfere with clot formation, platelet function, inflammatory responses, or cell proliferation; certain steroids, NSAIDs, chemotherapy drugs.”

Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“...NSAIDs reduce pain when taken at a low dose, and relieve inflammation when taken at a higher dose...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Turmeric Extract, Curcumin
“...In one study, curcumin was compared to phenylbutazone, a very potent NSAID that has fallen out of favor because of frequent side effects...”

S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe)

...as a treatment
“...In a trial involving 22,000 patients, SAMe was as effective as NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, and Nalfon but, unlike these, instead of speeding the breakdown of cartilage, it helps to restore this and indeed may be preventative in the development of degenerative...”

T4 Syndrome

...the condition
“...NSAIDs or a corticosteroid injection into the T4 joints may alleviate symptoms...”

Tendency To Nosebleeds

...the condition
“...Nosebleeds can also be caused by the following ... Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as aspirin...”

Torn, weak, or Stretched Ligaments or Tendons

...the condition
“...Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) can knock out or suppress the healing response by interfering with the prostaglandin growth factor pathways...”


...the condition
“...Uremia can also be caused by NSAIDs, especially in older patients who are being treated primarily with ibuprofen for arthritis...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) or Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) infection; Periurethral Abscess; Side-effects of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anticholinergics, amphetamines, opioids, anesthetics, NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, antihistamines, alcohol, and other pharmaceutical drugs; Conditions affecting the autonomic or peripheral nerve, including Autonomic Neuropathy, Diabetes Mellitus...”
Report by The Analyst™
Click to see sample report
Health problems rarely occur in isolation or for obvious reasons

Your body is a highly complex, interconnected system.  Instead of guessing at what might be wrong, let us help you discover what is really going on inside your body based on the many clues it is giving.

Our multiple symptom checker provides in-depth health analysis by The Analyst™ with full explanations, recommendations and (optionally) doctors available for case review and answering your specific questions.

We use cookies for traffic analysis, advertising, and to provide the best user experience