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 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 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 - Surgam Tibolone tablets - Livial
Tizanidine for muscle spasm Zoledronic acid - Aclasta, Zometa