flurbiprofen, Ansaid

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GENERIC NAME: flurbiprofen

BRAND NAME: Ansaid

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Flurbiprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. It is similar to ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn), and others. As a group, NSAIDs are non-narcotic relievers of mild to moderate pain of many causes, including injury, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever, and inflammation. Flurbiprofen blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. The FDA approved flurbiprofen in October 1988.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 50 and 100 mg

STORAGE: Flurbiprofen should be stored at room temperature 20 to 25 C (68 to 77 F) in a sealed, moisture-free container.




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