Chronic inflammation can be treated using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen, according to Medical News Today. NSAIDs eliminate inflammation pain by counteracting the cyclooxygenase enzyme, which synthesizes prostaglandins that cause inflammation.
There are two categories of anti-inflammatory drugs, namely steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs. Prednisone is a good example of the steroidal group, as highlighted by Myers Medical Pharmacy. Most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are taken orally, but a few topical preparations are commercially available. Other possible treatments for chronic inflammation include acetaminophen, such as paracetamol and Tylenol; corticosteroids and immune selective anti-inflammatory derivatives, according to Medical News Today.