VIMOVO is an NSAID ("EN-sed"), which is a common abbreviation for "nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug." NSAIDs have been widely used for many years. While some NSAIDs are available over the counter at retail stores, prescription-strength NSAIDs are only available from your doctor.
Understanding how NSAIDs work
NSAIDs are effective in relieving arthritis pain and inflammation, and are often used to help people who suffer from osteoarthritis manage their condition.
Working with your doctor when you take NSAIDs
It's important to note that, because all NSAIDs can have significant side effects, you should always work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
The information on this Web site is not intended as medical advice and should not take the place of talking with your doctor about how to manage and treat your osteoarthritis. If you have any questions about osteoarthritis, talk to your doctor or health care provider. You should talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you would like more information about VIMOVO.
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