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Table 1 Classification of common NSAIDs

From: Use of NSAIDs in treating patients with arthritis

Class Subclass Drugs
Carboxylic acids Salicylic acids Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
   Diflunisal (dolobid)
   Trisalicyliate (trilisate)
   Salsalate (disalcid, amigesic, salflex)
  Acetic acids Diclofenac (voltaren, cataflam, arthroteca)
   Etodolac (lodine)
   Indomethacin (indocin)
   Sulindac (clinoril)
   Tolmetin (tolectin)
   Ketorolac (toradol)
  Propionic acids Flurbiprofen (ansaid)
   Ketoprofen (orudis, oruvail, axoridb)
   Oxaprozin (daypro)
   Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, duexisc)
   Naproxen (naprosyn, aleve, vimovod)
   Fenoprofen (nalfon)
  Fenamic acids Meclofenamate (meclomen)
Enolic acids Pyrazolones Phenlbutazone
  Oxicams Piroxicam (feldene)
   Meloxicam (mobic)
Nonacidic   Nabumetone (relafen)
COX-2 selective Sulfonamide Celecoxib (celebrex)
  Sulfonylurea Etoricoxib (arcoxia)
  Nonacid Lumaricoxib (prexige)
  1. COX, cyclooxygenase. aArthrotec = diclofenac + misoprostel. bAxorid = ketoprofen + omeprazole. cDuexis = ibuprofen + famotidine. dVimovo = naproxen + esomeprazole.