Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used on muscles and joints

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those used for treating conditions affecting the joints and muscles. This includes information on painkillers and anti-inflammatories, medicines for chronic conditions such as types of arthritis or leg cramps, and preventative treatments such as those for osteoporosis. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take diclofenac?", "How do I take my allopurinol?", "How do I get the most from my methotrexate treatment?" and "What problems can methylprednisolone cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Aceclofenac tablets for pain and inflammation (Preservex)Acemetacin capsules for pain and inflammation (Emflex)
Alendronic acid for osteoporosis (Fosamax)Alfacalcidol capsules and drops (One-Alpha)
Allopurinol (Zyloric)Baclofen for chronic muscle spasm (Lyflex, Lioresal)
Betamethasone soluble tablets (Betnesol)Calcitriol capsules (Rocaltrol)
Calcium and ergocalciferol tabletsCalcium supplements
Celecoxib capsules for pain and inflammation (Celebrex)Chloroquine
CiclosporinClindamycin capsules for infection (Dalacin C)
Colchicine for gout attacksCyclophosphamide
Dantrolene for chronic muscle spasm (Dantrium)Dexamethasone
Dexibuprofen tablets for pain and inflammation (Seractil)Diazepam - a benzodiazepine (Diazemuls, Stesolid)
Diclofenac for pain and inflammationDiclofenac gel/patch for pain and inflammation (Voltarol Emulgel, Voltarol Gel Patch)
Dihydrotachysterol (AT 10)Disodium etidronate for Paget's disease
Etanercept (Enbrel)Etodolac for pain and inflammation (Eccoxolac, Etopan, Lodine)
Etoricoxib for pain and inflammation (Arcoxia)Febuxostat to prevent gout attacks (Adenuric)
Felbinac for pain and inflammation (Traxam)Fenoprofen tablets for pain and inflammation (Fenopron)
Flurbiprofen tablets for pain and inflammationHydroxychloroquine tablets (Plaquenil, Quinoric)
Ibandronic acidIbuprofen for pain and inflammation (Brufen, Calprofen, Nurofen, Orbifen, Fenbid)
Ibuprofen gel for pain relief (Ibuderm, Ibugel, Ibuleve)Indometacin for pain and inflammation
Ketoprofen for pain and inflammationKetoprofen gel for pain relief (Oruvail, Powergel, Tiloket)
LeflunomideMefenamic acid for pain and inflammation (Ponstan)
Meloxicam for pain and inflammationMethotrexate (Maxtrex, Metoject)
Methylprednisolone tablets (Medrone)Nabumetone for pain and inflammation (Relifex)
Naproxen tablets for pain and inflammation (Naprosyn)Neostigmine for myasthenia gravis
Pamidronate disodium (Aredia)Penicillamine
Piroxicam gel for pain relief (Feldene)Prednisolone (Deltacortril, Deltastab, Dilacort)
Prednisolone eye drops for inflammation (Predsol, Pred Forte, Minims)Prednisone for arthritis (Lodotra)
Pyridostigmine for myasthenia gravis (Mestinon)Quinine for leg cramps
Raloxifene for osteoporosis (Evista)Risedronate sodium
Rivastigmine (Exelon, Kerstipon, Nimvastid)Sodium aurothiomalate (Myocrisin)
Sodium clodronate (Bonefos, Clasteon, Loron 520)Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin, Sulazine)
Sulfinpyrazone to prevent goutSulindac
Tenoxicam tablets for pain and inflammation (Mobiflex)Tiaprofenic acid for pain and inflammation (Surgam)
Tibolone tablets (Livial)Tizanidine for muscle spasm (Zanaflex)
Zoledronic acid (Aclasta, Zometa)