A group of analgesic drugs that diminish pain, fever and inflammation. NS Aids thin the blood, therefore we are often required to refrain from them for 7-10 days before non-emergency surgeries.

Examples: Naproxen (Aleve), ibuprofen, aspirin.

An analgesic (painkiller) drug used to treat minor to moderate pains (headaches, arthritis, etc.) and also to reduce fever. Brand Name: Tylenol