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 Alfacalcidol
Allopurinol Aspirin
Baclofen for chronic muscle spasm (Lyflex, Lioresal) Betamethasone soluble tablets (Betnesol)
Calcitriol Calcium supplements (Adcal, Calcichew)
Calcium with colecalciferol Calcium with ergocalciferol
Celecoxib capsules for pain and inflammation - Celebrex Chloroquine
Ciclosporin Clindamycin capsules for infection - Dalacin C
Colchicine for gout attacks Cyclophosphamide
Dantrolene for chronic muscle spasm Dexamethasone
Dexibuprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Seractil Diazepam - a benzodiazepine
Diclofenac for pain and inflammation Dihydrotachysterol - AT 10
Disodium etidronate for Paget's disease Disodium etidronate with calcium carbonate - for osteoporosis
Etanercept - Enbrel Etodolac for pain and inflammation - Eccoxolac, Etopan, Lodine®
Etoricoxib for pain and inflammation - Arcoxia Febuxostat
Fenoprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Fenopron Flurbiprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Froben
Hydrocortisone for mild inflammatory skin conditions Hydroxychloroquine tablets - Plaquenil, Quinoric
Ibandronic acid Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation
Ibuprofen gel for pain relief Indometacin for pain and inflammation
Ketoprofen for pain and inflammation Ketoprofen gel for pain relief - Oruvail, Powergel, Tiloket
Leflunomide Mefenamic acid for pain and inflammation - Ponstan
Meloxicam for pain and inflammation Methotrexate - Maxtrex, Metoject
Methylprednisolone tablets (Medrone) Nabumetone for pain and inflammation - Relifex
Naproxen and misoprostol Naproxen tablets for pain and inflammation - Naprosyn
Neostigmine for myasthenia gravis 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 Quinine for leg cramps
Raloxifene for osteoporosis Risedronate sodium
Rivastigmine - Exelon, Kerstipon, Nimvastid Sodium aurothiomalate (Myocrisin)
Sodium clodronate Sulfasalazine
Sulfinpyrazone to prevent gout Sulindac
Tenoxicam tablets for pain and inflammation - Mobiflex Tiaprofenic acid for pain and inflammation
Tibolone tablets - Livial Tizanidine for muscle spasm
Zoledronic acid