Ansaid treats pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It may be taken with food to decrease stomach upset.

Ansaid Overview


Ansaid is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Ansaid belongs to a group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These work by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain and inflammation.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken up to 4 times a day with or without food.

Common side effects of Ansaid include stomach pain, heartburn, and nausea/vomiting. Ansaid can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Ansaid affects you.

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  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
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  • Macular Edema
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  • Osteoarthritis

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Uses of Ansaid

Ansaid is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.



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Ansaid Drug Class

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Side Effects of Ansaid

Serious side effects have been reported with Ansaid. See the “Ansaid Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Ansaid include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • heartburn
  • dizziness
  • gas

This is not a complete list of Ansaid side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ansaid FDA Warning


NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may be increased in patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Flurbiprofen is contraindicated for the treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of CABG surgery. NSAIDs can also cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events especially in the elderly, including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal.