NSAIDs are one of the most common pain relievers used in the world. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are medicines that help to relieve pain, decrease fever and reduce inflammation. These drugs work by blocking a group of chemicals called prostaglandins, which cause pain and inflammation. At the same time prostaglandins protect your stomach from the damaging effects of acid, so blocking them with NSAID drugs can cause ulcers and bleedings in your stomach.

Those medications can be tested genetically if they fit or can cause harmful side effects:

Salicylates (Aspirin, Diflunisal, Salicylic acid, Salsalate)
Propionic acid derivatives (Ibuprofen, Dexibuprofen, Naproxen, Fenoprofen, Ketoprofen, Dexketoprofen, Flurbiprofen, Oxaprozin, Loxoprofen)
Acetic acid derivatives (Indomethacin, Tolmetin, Sulindac, Etodolac, Ketorolac, Diclofenac, Aceclofenac)
Enolic acid derivatives (Piroxicam, Meloxicam, Tenoxicam, Droxicam, Lornoxicam)
Coxibs (Celecoxib, Rofecoxib, Valdecoxib, Parecoxib, Etoricoxib, Lumiracoxib)
Fenamates (Mefenamic acid, Tolfenamic acid, Flufenamic acid, Meclofenamic acid)

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