Pediatric Costochondritis Medication
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NSAIDs provide analgesia for mild-to-moderate chest pain and may modulate the presumed inflammatory process. Purely analgesic drugs (eg, acetaminophen, tramadol hydrochloride) may suffice.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
These provide analgesia and may play a role in controlling inflammation.
Inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing prostaglandin synthesis.
Available as OTC preparation and in prescription form; OTC preparation has faster onset of action, though limited duration of action. Prescription form is available in both pill and elixir forms and has a convenient bid-dosing schedule.
These may be used to relieve mild-to-moderate pain.
May be used to relieve mild-to-moderate pain. Inhibits prostaglandin synthetase in the CNS by inhibiting cyclooxygenase.
Inhibits ascending pain pathways, altering perception of and response to pain. Also inhibits reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin.
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