Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Intussusception?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: A Alfred Chahine, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

These agents add to the effects of opioids during painful crises and allow use of lower doses of narcotics.

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)

Ibuprofen is usually the drug of choice for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, if no contraindications exist. It inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing the activity of the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase, resulting in inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis.


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