Table 1

Classification of common NSAIDs

Class

Subclass

Drugs


Carboxylic acids

Salicylic acids

Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

Diflunisal (dolobid)

Trisalicyliate (trilisate)

Salsalate (disalcid, amigesic, salflex)

Acetic acids

Diclofenac (voltaren, cataflam, arthroteca)

Etodolac (lodine)

Indomethacin (indocin)

Sulindac (clinoril)

Tolmetin (tolectin)

Ketorolac (toradol)

Propionic acids

Flurbiprofen (ansaid)

Ketoprofen (orudis, oruvail, axoridb)

Oxaprozin (daypro)

Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, duexisc)

Naproxen (naprosyn, aleve, vimovod)

Fenoprofen (nalfon)

Fenamic acids

Meclofenamate (meclomen)

Enolic acids

Pyrazolones

Phenlbutazone

Oxicams

Piroxicam (feldene)

Meloxicam (mobic)

Nonacidic

Nabumetone (relafen)

COX-2 selective

Sulfonamide

Celecoxib (celebrex)

Sulfonylurea

Etoricoxib (arcoxia)

Nonacid

Lumaricoxib (prexige)


COX, cyclooxygenase. aArthrotec = diclofenac + misoprostel. bAxorid = ketoprofen + omeprazole. cDuexis = ibuprofen + famotidine. dVimovo = naproxen + esomeprazole.

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