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
Allopurinol Aspirin
Baclofen for chronic muscle spasm (Lyflex, Lioresal) Betamethasone soluble tablets (Betnesol)
Calcitriol Calcium supplements (Adcal, Calcichew)
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
Diclofenac 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 Felbinac for pain and inflammation - Traxam
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 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
Quinine for leg cramps Raloxifene for osteoporosis
Risedronate sodium Rivastigmine - Exelon, Kerstipon, Nimvastid
Sodium aurothiomalate (Myocrisin) Sodium clodronate - Bonefos, Clasteon, Loron 520
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 - Aclasta, Zometa

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