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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a pain and fever relieving medication. It belongs to a class of medications called NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. While it is indicated for many types of pain, some of the most common uses are for the relief of arthritis, more...

Brand name(s): Motrin, Medipren, Advil,
Indomethacin

Indomethacin

Indomethacin is an NSAID. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that was marketed worldwide under the trade names Indocin, Indocin SR, Indocid, and Indochron ER among others. It is primarily used to alleviate pain, swelling, stiffness, and tenderness cau more...

Brand name(s): Indocin,
Infliximab

Infliximab

People suffering from certain diseases have an excessive amount of a protein called tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), which is created by the immune system. This leads to the immune system attacking healthy organs. Infliximab, marketed under the br more...

Leflunomide

Leflunomide

Leflunomide is part of the DMARD class – also known as the disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. It is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor that is both pharmacologically and chemically heterogeneous. It is available in tablet preparations of 10, 20, or 100 more...

Brand name(s): Arava,
Mefenamic Acid

Mefenamic Acid

Mefenamic Acid falls under the classification of a group of medications known as NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It works by reducing inflammation and providing short-term relief from pain. more...

Brand name(s): Ponstel,
Metaxalone

Metaxalone

Metaxalone is a type of muscle relaxant that can relieve pain from ailments like sprains and strains. It is recognized as a strong type of muscle relaxant with a relatively minimal incidence of serious side effects. more...

Brand name(s): Skelaxin,
Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Methotrexate is the generic form of medications such as Rheumatrex and Trexall. These medications target the cells in the body that reproduce rapidly like skin cells, cancer cells, and bone marrow cells. Methotrexate is commonly prescribed for patients wh more...

Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a type of steroid. This medication is effective in the prevention of release of substances in the body that result to inflammation. This medication is prescribed to those who have allergic disorders, skin irritations, more...

Brand name(s): Prednisolone,
Metolazone

Metolazone

Metolazone is a diuretic or water pill which increases urination and helps the body to remove excess water. It is effective in the treatment of high blood pressure and its related complications. more...

Minocycline

Minocycline

Minocycline hydrochloride, or Minocycline, is a bacteriostatic antibiotic that belongs to a class of broad spectrum medications known as tetracycline antibiotics. It is commonly prescribed for the treatment of pneumonia and other infections affecting the more...

Brand name(s): Minocin,