Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Prepatellar Bursitis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

NSAIDs are the drugs of choice for mild to moderate pain. They work by decreasing prostaglandin synthesis, thereby reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen commonly is used; however, alternatives are available, such as naproxen and ketoprofen. Use of a particular NSAID usually is secondary to physician and patient experience.

Ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, Midol)

Drug of choice for patients with mild to moderate pain. Inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing prostaglandin synthesis.


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