Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Supraspinatus Tendonitis?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Most widely used drugs in the world, exhibiting anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic activities. They are primarily used for treating inflammatory conditions that are musculoskeletal in origin. Numerous drugs are available in this category, and they all have similar drug profiles.

Ibuprofen (Ibuprin, Advil, Motrin)

Arylpropionic acid prototypical NSAID that has the advantage of causing less epigastric pain, GI occult blood loss, and less hepatotoxicity. Mostly indicated for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis for mild to moderate pain. Compared with other available NSAIDs, it has a short half-life.

Diclofenac sodium/diclofenac potassium (Voltaren, Cataflam)

Chemical composition is heteroaryl acetic acid with a short half-life. Delayed-release enteric-coated form is diclofenac sodium, and immediate-release form is diclofenac potassium. Both are primarily indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Diclofenac can cause hepatotoxicity; hence, monitor liver enzymes in the first 8 wk of treatment. Diclofenac has a relatively low risk for bleeding GI ulcers.

Etodolac (Lodine, Lodine XL)

Indole NSAID with an intermediate half-life, indicated for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Short-acting form is approved for analgesic use, comparable to aspirin/acetaminophen with codeine. Etodolac has a lower risk of producing GI complications and, as a result, is especially well tolerated in elderly patients.

Naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

Probably the most potent of the arylpropionic acids, with a long half-life. Indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, acute gout, and mild to moderate pain. Available in a controlled-release form, which is also used for acute pain, and an enteric-coated form, which is not used for acute pain.

Oxaprozin (Daypro)

An arylpropionic acid with a 40-50 h half-life and can be given once daily. Used for relief of mild to moderate pain; inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing activity of COX, which results in a decrease in PG synthesis.

Nabumetone (Relafen)

Alkanone NSAID with a long (24 h) half-life and can be given once daily. Has a lower risk of producing GI complications and is indicated for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Piroxicam (Feldene)

Enolic acid, piroxicam with long half-life (50 h) that can be given once daily. Indicated for use in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Has high GI toxicity (greater than aspirin).

Celecoxib (Celebrex)

Selective COX-2 inhibitor NSAID. Approved by FDA on December 31, 1998 and indicated for use in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and for moderate to severe pain. Potentially presents less GI complications and platelet aggregation problems than the nonselective COX-inhibitor NSAIDs. Renal complications are comparable. Has a sulfonamide chain and is primarily dependent on cytochrome P-450 enzymes (a hepatic enzyme) for metabolism.

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