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Salicylates are salicylic acid compounds with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic (fever-blocking), and analgesic (pain-blocking) properties. These drugs are widely available as nonprescription drugs and are relatively nontoxic when used as directed.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provide strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects without the adverse effects associated with corticosteroids. Learn about NSAIDs in this study guide.
Let's test your knowledge on common anti-inflammatory drugs that nurses must know! Included topics in this practice NCLEX quiz are corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and drugs related to chemotherapy.