antiinflammatory drug

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antiinflammatory drug 

A drug which inhibits or suppresses most inflammatory responses of an allergic, bacterial, traumatic or anaphylactic origin, as well as being immunosuppressant. They include the corticosteroids (e.g. betamethasone, dexamethasone, fluorometholone, hydrocortisone acetate, loteprednol etabonate, prednisolone, rimexolone, triamcinolone). They are sometimes combined with an antibiotic drug (e.g. betamethasone combined with neomycin or sulfacetamide, dexamethasone combined with neomycin or polymyxin B). Corticosteroids have side effects, such as enhancing the activity of herpes simplex virus, fungal overgrowth, raising intraocular pressure or cataract formation.There are other antiinflammatory drugs that are non-steroidal (NSAID) and have little toxicity. They act mainly by blocking prostaglandin synthesis. These include diclofenac sodium, flurbiprofen sodium, indomethacin, ketorolac, nepafenac and oxyphenbutazone. See immunosuppressants; steroid.
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A non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (indomethacin), will quell the inflammation around the joint quickly, and a 'cage' over the affected foot will stop bedclothes irritating it.
These are treated mainly with non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
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Summary guidelines for non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs versus basic analgesics in treating the pain of degenerative arthritis.
Although the disease is often treated with non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, there is presently no cure.
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You can use non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or prescription alternatives to treat pain during healing.
prednisone) or non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen).

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