Pain is a regular part of life for millions of people—and they frequently rely on prescription and over-the-counter remedies. While popular COX-2 inhibitors were shown last year to have troubling side effects, many nonprescription painkillers also carry some risk. The following chart lists popular drugs and their associated side effects. For more detailed information, visit PDRhealth (www.pdrhealth.com), a free website affiliated with the Physician’s Desk Reference.

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