Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications
Analgesics and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)Analgesics relieve pain; NSAIDs relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Some common pain relievers and NSAIDs used to treat ankylosing spondylitis include:
- Aspirin (buffered, plain)
- Traditional NSAIDs, such as:
Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter medication used to relieve pain. A few examples of acetaminophen include aspirin-free Anacin®, Excedrin®, Panadol®, Tylenol®, and Tylenol Arthritis®.
Acetaminophen usually has no side effects when taken as directed. Do not take it with alcohol or take multiple products containing acetaminophen. Also, do not use acetaminophen for more than ten days unless directed to do so by a physician.