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NSAIDs Families The following list groups the NSAIDs by their base chemical structure. The list is in alphabetical order if you are looking for a particular NSAID or NSAID family. The list is not 100% complete, but it reflects the NSAIDs we discuss here on the site. The list will be subject to change. For a direct, alphabetical listing of common NSAIDs, please go to our NSAIDs list.

Acetic Acid Derivatives Diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR) Etodolac (Lodine, Lodine XL) Indomethacin (Indocin, Indocin SR, Indocin IV) Ketorolac (Toradol, Sprix, Toradol IV/IM, Toradol IM) Nabumetone (Relafen) Sulindac (Clinoril)

Coxibs (Selective COX-2 Inhibitors) Celecoxib (Celebrex) Etoricoxib (Algix) Firocoxib (Equioxx, Previcox) Lumiracoxib (Prexige) Parecoxib (Dynastat) Rofecoxib (Vioxx, Ceoxx, Ceeoxx) Valdecoxib (Bextra)

Fenamates (Fenamic Acid Derivatives) Meclofenamic acid (Meclomen) Mefenamic acid (Ponstel) Tolfenamic acid (Clotam Rapid, Tufnil)

Oxicam (Enolic Acid) Derivatives Lornoxicam (Xefo) Meloxicam (Movalis, Melox, Recoxa, Mobic) Piroxicam (Feldene) Tenoxicam (Mobiflex)

Proprionic Acid Derivatives


Dexdetoprofen (Keral) Fenoprofen (Fenopron, Nalfron) Flurbiprofen (Urbifen, Ansaid, Flurwood, Froben) Ibuprofen (Advil, Brufen, Motrin, Nurofen, Medipren, Nuprin) Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail, Ketoflam) Loxoprofen (Loxonin, Loxomac, Oxeno) Naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Midol Extended Relief, Naprosyn, Naprelan) Oxaporozin (Daypro, Dayrun, Duraprox)

Salicylates Aspirin (Aspirin is a brand name; the chemical is called acetylsalicylic acid) Diflunisal (Dolobid) Salsalate (Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Disalcid, Salsitab)

Others Licofelone (under development) Nimesulide (Sulide, Nimalox, Mesulid)


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