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What are NSAIDs and how do they work?

NSAID's are pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, sodium, meloxicam and diclofenac. Most are non-prescriptive and over the counter. These are popular treatments for muscle aches and pains or arthritis. They relieve pain, they decrease inflammation, they prevent blood clots and they reduce fevers. They work by blocking the actions of cyclooxygenase or COX [...]