Category: Anti-Inflammatory

The group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contains several different active substances, all of which act by inhibiting the body’s own production of substances that are formed in an increased amount in the case of injuries and inflammation (so-called prostaglandins). Often the term NSAID is used for these drugs, from “non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs”.

Motrin

Motrin dosage

Like aspirin, Motrin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), that is, one that does not contain cortisone. Dosed at 200mg, it is available over the counter. Beyond that, Motrin dosage 400mg is available on prescription. Continue reading

Mobic

Mobic medication

Mobic medication contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Usually it is used to relieve osteoarthritis or for rheumatoid arthritis. Its effects can be felt within an hour. The drug is developed and produced by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, but Mobic generic is also available under various names, including the name of its active substance, meloxicam. Continue reading

Prednisone

mechanism of action of prednisone

Prednisone is a generic tablet medicine which contains the active substance prednisone, a synthetic hormone that belongs to the group of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are hormones produced by the adrenal glands that possess anti-inflammatory activity. Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce pain, swelling, stiffness, redness and heat in the affected tissues. Continue reading

Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid drug used in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The rationale for the use of corticosteroids in RA is the rapid control of symptoms during the phases of exacerbation of the disease mediated by the anti-inflammatory effect. Continue reading