Alternatives to NSAIDs
Mar 13, 2019
Acetaminophen is an analgesic that is unrelated to NSAIDs and might be a good alternative for minor pain or fever in patients who cannot take ibuprofen.
Acetaminophen. For pain relief, try acetaminophen (Tylenol, other brands) first. Understand that acetaminophen does not target inflammation, so if your arthritis pain comes with swelling, acetaminophen may not serve your needs completely. Taking too much can damage the liver, so take only what your doctor says is safe.
You should not use Voltaren if you have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Voltaren can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke.
Experts say these reactions—which may include swelling of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, as well as hives and other rashes—may happen because the NSAID doesn't fully block the body's inflammation-causing chemicals, and some overproduce instead.
Tramadol is not a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), therefore, it does not have the increased risk of stomach ulcers and internal bleeding that can occur with NSAIDs. Doctors prescribe tramadol to manage moderate to moderately severe pain.
Brand names for cyclobenzaprine include Flexeril, Amrix, and Fexmid. Brand names for naproxen include Aleve, Anaprox DS, and Naprosyn. Cyclobenzaprine and naproxen belong to different drug classes. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory or NSAID. It relieves minor aches and pains, but doesn't reduce swelling or inflammation. Compared to NSAIDs, Tylenol is less likely to increase blood pressure or cause stomach bleeding.
The effect of gabapentin on pain as recently linked to the anti-inflammatory action of the drug. It has been demonstrated (Lee et al., 2013) that gabapentin is able to reduce pro-inflammatory mediators (e.g., TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6) and up-regulates anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in a rat model of neuropathic pain.
Conclusions: The study indicates that gabapentin has no analgesic effect in normal skin, but may reduce primary mechanical allodynia in acute inflammation following a thermal injury. These observations suggest a clinical potential of gabapentin in the treatment of postoperative pain.
Available since March 2016, Galliprant (grapiprant tablets) is the newest active ingredient approved to control the pain and inflammation associated with OA in dogs. Galliprant is part of a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
DERAMAXX tablets are a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the coxib class.
Galliprant targets the pain receptors associated with arthritis, while Gabapentin is used for neuropathic pain that does not respond to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or opiates. Galliprant does not inhibit homeostatic functions and allows for cell growth and the body's healing processes.
Rimadyl is one of the brand names for the veterinary drug carprofen. Carprofen belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These drugs act to reduce inflammation with fewer negative side effects than steroids, making them more suitable than steroids for long-term use.
Gabapentin (45 mg/Tablet), Rimadyl (2 mg/Tablet) Gabapentin is typically used as an antileptic drug, but more recently has been studied for its analgesic potential in neuropathic pain models and for surgical inflammatory pain.
Unlike Rimadyl, Tramadol is considered an acceptable analgesic for use in patients who are nursing. If your veterinarian prescribes Rimadyl or Tramadol for your furry friend, be sure to follow the dosing and administration instructions carefully. Do not change the dose without first consulting with your veterinarian.
Carprofen is considered to be one of the safest NSAIDs for dogs, but if your pet has an adverse reaction, there are other pain relievers you can give them instead. These include meloxidyl and grapiprant.
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What is Novox? Novox is a generic equivalent for Rimadyl (carprofen) caplets. It's a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, including hip dysplasia. It's also used to reduce fever.
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain meds and other human medications can be very dangerous and even fatal for dogs. Dogs should not be given ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin or any other pain reliever made for human consumption except under the direction of a veterinarian.