Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents nsaids are a group of medicines that relieve pain and fever and reduce inflammation there are nearly two dozen different nsaids available but they all work in the same way and that is by blocking a specific group of enzymes called cyclo oxygenase enzymes often abbreviated to cox enzymes. Describes nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs nsaids drugs used to treat inflammation mild to moderate pain and fever information includes brand and generic names plus side effects such as such as nausea vomiting diarrhea constipation rash and headache. Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs nsaids are a drug class that reduce pain decrease fever prevent blood clots and in higher doses decrease inflammation side effects depend on the specific drug but largely include an increased risk of gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeds heart attack and kidney disease. Start studying drug list analgesics and anti inflammatory drugs learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools
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