Arthritis Medications

Analgesics (Pain Relievers)

A drug that relieves pain. There are many types of pain medications. Some pain medications are actually combinations of drugs that work together to relieve pain. Some pain medications are available over-the-counter (without a prescription), such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen, or with a prescription, such as the narcotics oxycodone, propoxyphene, and codeine. Narcotic pain relievers can be habit-forming.

Brand Name Generic Name
Advil, Motrin, Medipren, Nuprin ibuprofen
Aspirin, Bayer, Ectorin aspirin
Darvon propoxyphene
Darvocet, Wygesic propoxyphene and acetaminophen
Tylenol w/ Codeine
Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aleve naproxen
Orudis, Oruvail ketoprofen
Oxycontin, Roxicodone oxycodone
Percocet, Roxicet, Tylox oxycodone and acetaminophen
Tylenol acetaminophen
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2014