Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly prescribed or used over the counter to reduce pain and fever or for other purposes. Wikipedia NSAIDs are well known for causing side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding. Some NSAIDs, such as lumiracoxib, have been withdrawn from the US and European markets because they carry a higher risk of liver toxicity. Pharmaceutical companies have identified many SNPs that influence the risk of toxicity.
Numerous NSAIDs are available, including these familiar types: