Common pain relievers include acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in Tylenol, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, such as aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen, states MedlinePlus. Narcotics are the ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient found in non-NSAID, nonprescription pain relievers, according to WebMD. Opioids, also known as narcotics, are another non-NSAID class of pain relievers available by prescription onl... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, treat inflammation, muscle pain, osteoarthritis, backaches, fever and several other types of pain. NSAIDs are available over the counter or in higher doses with a p... More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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Over-the-counter painkillers include acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ibuprofen, or Advil and Motrin, and naproxen, brand name Aleve, according to MedlinePlus. Popular antihistamin... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Examples of over-the-counter NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, states MedlinePlus. Ibuprofen is sold under the brand names Motrin and Advil, and naproxen is sold u... More » Health Medications & Vitamins