Muscles / 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)
Acetaminophen (Acephen, Anacin, Infants' FeverAll, Mapap, Panadol, Tylenol)Alendronic acid for osteoporosis (Fosamax, Binosto)
Alfacalcidol capsules and drops (One-Alpha)Allopurinol (Zyloric)
Baclofen for chronic muscle spasm (Lyflex, Lioresal)Calcitriol capsules (Rocaltrol)
Calcium and ergocalciferol tabletsCalcium supplements
Celecoxib capsules for pain and inflammation (Celebrex)Chloroquine tablets and liquid medicine (Avloclor, Malarivon)
CiclosporinClindamycin capsules for infection (Dalacin C)
Colchicine for gout attacksCyclobenzaprine for acute muscle pain (Amrix, Flexeril)
CyclophosphamideDantrolene for chronic muscle spasm (Dantrium)
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 Medicated Plaster)
Dihydrotachysterol (AT 10)Etanercept (Benepali, Enbrel)
Etodolac for pain and inflammationEtoricoxib 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 inflammation
Hydroxychloroquine tablets (Quinoric)Ibandronic acid tablets and injection (Bondronat, Iasibon, Bonviva, Quodixor)
Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation (Brufen, Calprofen, Nurofen)Ibuprofen gel for pain relief
Indometacin for pain and inflammationKetoprofen for pain and inflammation (Larafen, Oruvail, Tiloket, Valket)
Ketoprofen gel for pain relief (Oruvail, Powergel, Tiloket)Leflunomide tablets for arthritis (Arava)
Mefenamic acid for pain and inflammation (Ponstan)Meloxicam for pain and inflammation
Methotrexate (Maxtrex, Metoject)Nabumetone for pain and inflammation (Relifex)
Naproxen tablets for pain and inflammation (Naprosyn)Neostigmine for myasthenia gravis
Pamidronate disodiumPenicillamine (Distamine)
Piroxicam gel for pain relief (Feldene)Prednisolone (Deltacortril, Deltastab, Dilacort, Pevanti)
Prednisone for arthritis (Lodotra)Pyridostigmine for myasthenia gravis (Mestinon)
Quinine for leg crampsRaloxifene for osteoporosis (Evista)
Risedronate sodium tablets (Actonel)Rivastigmine (Alzest, Exelon, Kerstipon, Nimvastid, Prometax)
Sodium aurothiomalate for arthritis (Myocrisin)Sodium clodronate (Bonefos, Clasteon, Loron 520)
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin, Sulazine)Sulindac
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)