Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used to treat inflammation

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those which act against inflammation. They include medicines used in joint inflammation such as those used for arthritis, skin inflammation like eczema or gut inflammation like ulcertive colitis and Crohn's disease. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take diclofenac?", "How do I take my indometacin?", "How do I get the most from my colchicine treatment?" or "What problems can prednisolone cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Antazoline and xylometazoline eye drops (Otrivine-Antistin)Balsalazide (Colazide)
Beclometasone nasal sprayBeclometasone tablets for ulcerative colitis
Betamethasone eye drops and eye ointment (Betnesol, Vistamethasone)Betamethasone soluble tablets (Betnesol)
Budesonide nasal spray (Rhinocort Aqua)Budesonide rectal foam and enema (Budenofalk Rectal Foam, Entocort Enema)
Celecoxib capsules for pain and inflammation (Celebrex)Colchicine for gout attacks
Deflazacort tablets (Calcort)Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone eye drops for inflammation (Maxidex, Minims Dexamethasone; Dexafree, Dropodex)Dexamethasone with antibacterial ear spray (Otomize)
Dexibuprofen tablets for pain and inflammation (Seractil)Diclofenac for pain and inflammation
Etanercept (Enbrel)Etodolac for pain and inflammation (Eccoxolac, Etopan, Lodine)
Felbinac for pain and inflammation (Traxam)Fenoprofen tablets for pain and inflammation (Fenopron)
Flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops (Locorten-Vioform)Fluorometholone eye drops for inflammation (FML)
Flurbiprofen eye drops (Ocufen)Flurbiprofen lozenges (Strefen)
Flurbiprofen tablets for pain and inflammationFluticasone for severe inflammatory skin conditions - Cutivate
Fluticasone nasal preparationsGentamicin ear drops (Genticin)
Hydrocortisone rectal foam (Colifoam)Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation (Brufen, Calprofen, Nurofen, Orbifen, Fenbid)
Indometacin for pain and inflammationKetoprofen for pain and inflammation
Loteprednol eye drops for inflammation (Lotemax)Mefenamic acid for pain and inflammation (Ponstan)
Meloxicam for pain and inflammationMesalazine (Asacol, Ipocol, Mezavant, Octasa, Pentasa, Salofalk)
Methylprednisolone tablets (Medrone)Mometasone nasal spray (Nasonex)
Nabumetone for pain and inflammation (Relifex)Naproxen tablets for pain and inflammation (Naprosyn)
Nepafenac eye drops (Nevanac)Olsalazine (Dipentum)
Prednisolone (Deltacortril, Deltastab, Dilacort)Prednisolone ear drops (Predsol)
Prednisolone eye drops for inflammation (Predsol, Pred Forte, Minims)Prednisolone rectal foam, enema and suppositories (Predsol)
Preparations for haemorrhoids (piles) containing a corticosteriod (Anusol)Rimexolone eye drops for inflammation (Vexol)
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin, Sulazine)Sulindac
Tenoxicam tablets for pain and inflammation (Mobiflex)Tiaprofenic acid for pain and inflammation (Surgam)
Triamcinolone nasal spray (Nasacort)