Anti inflammatory medications can lessen pain, reduce swelling, and ease inflammation. Specific medications treat and prevent inflammatory disease. You may talk to your doctor about your inflammation so they can decide whether medication may help you address and deal with your inflammation.

Contine reading below to learn about common medications for inflammation. Your physician may prescribe a few different types of anti inflammatory medications since there are different types, including the following:

Medication That Treats Inflammation
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  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs), which block the production of certain chemicals. 
  • Corticosteroids, which lower inflammation in the body.
  • Antimalarial medications, which reduce a specific chemical that triggers the body’s defense system. 
  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs(DMARDs), which are medications for specific autoimmune disorders. 
  • Biologic drugs, which are medications made with living organisms.

Many NSAIDs are anti inflammatory over the counter drugs, like ibuprofen and high-dose aspirin. 

Supplements to reduce inflammation in the body are also over-the-counter treatments. Supplements can provide additional inflammation treatment in conjunction with a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Some supplements that reduce inflammation in body include:

Alpha-lipoic acid reduces inflammation connected to insulin resistance and cancer as well as liver and heart disorders. 

Curcumin decreases inflammationrelated to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more.

Fish oil has an anti inflammatory effect on inflammation from exercise. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are essential for general good health. 

Ginger affects inflammation symptoms caused by diabetes, breast cancer, and kidney damage.

Resveratrol is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation in those who have insulin resistance, heart disease, and other conditions.

You should consult with your health care provider before taking supplements, as some can interfere with prescribed medication. For example, you should speak with your doctor before adding a ginger supplement if you take aspirin or blood thinners.

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