Medication NSAIDS for Shoulder Pain

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Overview

While there are prescription NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) available, most commonly used NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) and aspirin are readily available almost everywhere and over the counter.

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 2/5

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Do not be fooled by TV, radio and print ads. NSAIDS and other drugs do have significant risks especially when taken over a long period of time and/or in high doses. For a list of side effects and possible complications, please review the NSAIDs section of the addendum.

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