Sunday, April 10, 2011

Classification of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

1. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs:

a. Salicylates:
Aspirin, Methyl salicylate

b. Propionic Acid Derivatives:
Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Fenoprofen, Ketoprofen, Flurbiprofen, Oxaprozin

c. Acetic Acid Derivatives:
Indomethacin, Sulindac, Etodolac

d. Oxicam Derivatives:
Piroxicam, Meloxicam

e. Fenamates:
Mefenamic Acid, Meclofenamate

f. Other Agents:
Diclofenac, Ketorolac, Tolmetin, Nabumetone, Diflunisal

2. COX-2 Selective NSAIDs:
Celecoxib, Lumiracoxib, Etoricoxib

3. Drugs for Arthritis:
a. Drugs for anti-cytokine therapy
Etanercept, Infliximab, Adalimumab, Anakinra

b. Methotrexate

c. Leflunomide

d. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine

e. d-Penicillamine

f. Gold salts

4. Drugs used to treat Gout:
Colchicine, Allopurinol, Uricosuric agents such as Probenecid and Sulfinpyrazone
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