Arthritis Medications

Analgesics (Pain Relievers)
Biological Response Modifiers (BRMs)
DMARDS: Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs
Fibromyalgia Medications
Glucorticoids (Cortisone-Related Drugs)
Gout Medications
NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs)
Osteoporosis Medications

Medically Reviewed by: William C. Shiel, Jr, MD, FACP, FACR

Analgesics: 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
Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aleve naproxen
Orudis, Oruvail ketoprofen
Oxycontin, Roxicodone oxycodone
Percocet, Roxicet, Tylox oxycodone and acetaminophen
Tylenol acetaminophen

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2014