This list of NSAIDs (Non Steriod Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) is important
because many people may be taking NSAIDs and not realize it. They may be putting their life at risk of serious side effects, including death. (I feel silly calling death a side effect. It's not really a side effect, it's a direct result, an unintended consequence but direct result just the same.)
NSAIDs are not safe
and the way the FDA is currently structured, it is not capable of safeguarding the public. The only way to safeguard your safety is to
educate yourself, ask questions, and discover natural alternatives with no side effects.
You may want to explore the possibility of using a natural anti-inflammatory such as the one we use.
When taking any medication prescribed by your doctor or health care professional, you should know exactly what kind of drugs are being prescribed to you and their effects and so-called "side effects". You should know the name of the active ingredients as well as the generic name of the drug. Ask questions and be sure you get answers. If you don't get answers that make sense to you, seek out another healthcare professional who is willing to fully explain what he intends to prescribe and it's side effects, dangers, and interactions .
It's your responsibility to ask and be sure of what you will do with your body or that of your children and loved ones. In the end, you will bear the consequences of your decisions, not your doctor or the pharmaceutical company. Make informed decision by educating yourself.
The Generic name is listed first and then the brand names. Over the counter NSAIDs are indicated with an asterisk *.
The following quotes are taken from the FDA approved Medication Guidlines (August 2007). This document describes clearing the dangers of NSAIDs and should be a wake-up call to those taking these dangerous drugs.
At the very least I hope to provide a good argument for searching for and finding safe, effective, natural alternatives to address the root issues of chronic inflammation and pain. As you will see as we go over this document, NSAID use is not safe nor is it effective in resolving the cause of inflammation.
It's interesting to note that in all my reading of the main conventional medical sites regarding the dangers of NSAIDs, that not one article even mentions the idea of trying to resolve the underlying issues causing the inflammation. It borders on criminal to my mind. To think that these extremely dangerous drugs are being doled out as if they are the only thing that can be done to help relieve the pain.
You'll notice from the list of NSAIDs above that there are plenty of choices available to deal with the symptoms, but very little information or help in dealing with the underlying causes.
Now I'm not
saying that there's not a time when these drugs may be useful, such as a
toothache or other acute problem. But using them for chronic pain and
inflammation is like adding gasoline to the fire and the results are
There are some very promising supplements and foods that scientific research has shown to have natural anti-inflammatory effects. You may want to consider using a natural anti-inflammatory alone, or together with your choice of NSAID. You can read about green-lipped mussel oil here. There is research which shows that using NSAIDs together with green-lipped mussel extract reduce the dosage of the anti-inflammatory as well as protecting against the gastro-toxicity.
Natural Health Strategies Alert!
If you must use a pharmaceutical, only use drugs which have been on the market for over 7 years or more. New drugs are still in Stage 4 Post Marketing testing and if you take these drugs, you are part of the testing process. Just think of how many "new wonder durgs" have been taken off the market after killing or maiming thousands.
Just say no to new drugs. Ask your doctor for an older one with a proven tract record. At least you have more chances of taking a drug that won't harm you as much as a new one.
This is not to say that there aren't some good new drugs. There very well may be. But just beware that the drugs are marketed before the testing is finished. Make informed decisions.
*The above list of NSAIDs contains the most commonly used NSAIDs. Click here for a more complete list.
For those seeking a natural alternative to NSAIDs, please see our recommendation here.