Anti-inflammatory drugs


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Anti-inflammatory drugs

A class of drugs that lower inflammation and that includes NSAIDs and corticosteroids.
Mentioned in: Antirheumatic Drugs
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Several earlier studies suggested that 'super-aspirins' or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could help avoid the disease.
Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues examined nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use and ovarian cancer diagnosis using data from two prospective cohorts: 93,664 women in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and 111,834 in the NHS II.
An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, suggests a study at Ohio State University, Columbus.
New insights into the use of currently available non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. J Pain Res 2015;8:105-118.
Study leader Dr Aaron Oakley, from Australia's University of Wollongong, said some antiinflammatories had the power to prevent bacteria from multiplying He added: "The fact that the bacteriakilling effect of the anti-inflammatory drugs is different from conventional drugs means they could be developed into new kinds of antibiotics effective against superbugs."
VIMOVO is a fixed-dose combination of delayed-release enteric-coated naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and immediate-release esomeprazole, a stomach acid-reducing proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Patients often take drugs to lower stomach acid and reduce the chances they will develop ulcers from taking their anti-inflammatory drugs for conditions such as arthritis, but the combination may be causing major problems for their small intestines, researchers said.
One study found that those who reported use of an anti-inflammatory or analgesic substance had a poorer outcome with antidepressants than people who did not use any anti-inflammatory drugs. The authors advise patients who are having difficulty with the results of SSRI use and who are taking anti-inflammatory drugs to speak with their doctors about changing their antidepressants to a different kind or class of medication.
The fears relate to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as well as newer anti-inflammatory drugs known as COX-2 inhibitors, and reflect previous studies.
Previous thinking had suggested the use of anti-inflammatory drugs for the management of pain and inflammation could increase the chance of heart disease.
It is particularly problematic in the elderly, who often have concomitant diseases that limit our options for several of the oral medications, particularly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and potent analgesics.