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 - PreservexAcemetacin capsules for pain and inflammation - Emflex
Alendronic acid for osteoporosis - FosamaxAlfacalcidol
AllopurinolBaclofen for chronic muscle spasm (Lyflex, Lioresal)
Betamethasone soluble tablets (Betnesol)Calcitriol
Calcium supplements (Adcal, Calcichew)Calcium with ergocalciferol
Celecoxib capsules for pain and inflammation - CelebrexChloroquine
CiclosporinClindamycin capsules for infection - Dalacin C
Colchicine for gout attacksCyclophosphamide
Dantrolene for chronic muscle spasmDexamethasone
Dexibuprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - SeractilDiazepam - a benzodiazepine
Diclofenac for pain and inflammationDiclofenac gel/patch for pain and inflammation - Voltarol Emulgel, Voltarol Gel Patch
Dihydrotachysterol - AT 10Disodium etidronate for Paget's disease
Etanercept - EnbrelEtodolac for pain and inflammation - Eccoxolac, Etopan, Lodine®
Etoricoxib for pain and inflammation - ArcoxiaFebuxostat
Felbinac for pain and inflammation - TraxamFenoprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Fenopron
Flurbiprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - FrobenHydrocortisone for mild inflammatory skin conditions
Hydroxychloroquine tablets - Plaquenil, QuinoricIbandronic acid
Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation Ibuprofen gel for pain relief
Indometacin for pain and inflammationKetoprofen for pain and inflammation
Ketoprofen gel for pain relief - Oruvail, Powergel, TiloketLeflunomide
Mefenamic acid for pain and inflammation - PonstanMeloxicam for pain and inflammation
Methotrexate - Maxtrex, MetojectMethylprednisolone tablets (Medrone)
Nabumetone for pain and inflammation - RelifexNaproxen tablets for pain and inflammation - Naprosyn
Neostigmine for myasthenia gravisPamidronate disodium - Aredia
PenicillaminePiroxicam gel for pain relief - Feldene
Prednisolone - Deltacortril, Deltastab, DilacortPrednisolone eye drops for inflammation (Predsol, Pred Forte, Minims)
Prednisone for arthritis (Lodotra)Pyridostigmine for myasthenia gravis
Quinine for leg crampsRaloxifene for osteoporosis
Risedronate sodiumRivastigmine - Exelon, Kerstipon, Nimvastid
Sodium aurothiomalate (Myocrisin)Sodium clodronate - Bonefos, Clasteon, Loron 520
SulfasalazineSulfinpyrazone to prevent gout
SulindacTenoxicam tablets for pain and inflammation - Mobiflex
Tiaprofenic acid for pain and inflammation (Surgam)Tibolone tablets - Livial
Tizanidine for muscle spasmZoledronic acid - Aclasta, Zometa