Primary Malignant Skull Tumors Medication

Updated: Aug 09, 2017
  • Author: Draga Jichici, MD, FRCP, FAHA; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications.

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Class Summary

NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Haltran, Nuprin)

Inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing activity of enzyme cyclooxygenase, which in turn inhibits prostaglandin synthesis.

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Analgesics

Class Summary

These agents provide abortive pain therapy.

Acetaminophen and codeine (Tylenol #3)

Significant abuse potential; may cause withdrawal headaches.

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