An anti-inflammatory drug
is a type of analgesic, which remedies pain
by reducing inflammation rather than affecting the brain.
Before undergoing prostate cancer treatments, many doctors
recommend that patients stop taking anti-inflammatory
drugs. The use of them could cause excessive bleeding
in some patients. After minimally-invasive surgeries
for prostate cancer, patients may also take anti-inflammatory
drugs, available over the counter as a pharmacy, to
reduce swelling and discomfort.