Health Tip of the Week: Drug store definitions

Health Tip of the Week: Drug store definitions

• Analgesic: reduces pain

• Antipyretic: lowers fever

• Anti-inflammatory: reduces swelling

• OTC: over-the-counter (as opposed to a drug sold by prescription only)

• NSAID: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. OTC drugs in this category include aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen. There are also some prescription-strength NSAIDs

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