Biceps Rupture Medication

Updated: Jan 24, 2017
  • Author: Gary L Branch, DO; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Anti-inflammatory medications can be used to reduce the underlying inflammatory process that may predispose tendons to rupture. They also may provide an analgesic effect during the early or acute phase of an injury, when tendons may be stressed or partially disrupted. Following such an injury, the analgesic effect is most pronounced when anti-inflammatory agents are used in combination with rest and ice.

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Class Summary

NSAIDs are administered in this setting to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with acute or chronic impingement, overuse syndromes, or injuries to muscles and tendons.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Ibuprin)

Representative member of propionic acid group of NSAIDs; ibuprofen has been extensively studied with regard to indications, side effects, and interactions. It is the first-line medication in situations in which NSAIDs are indicated, due to its long track record and high degree of familiarity among clinicians; used here to represent NSAIDs in general.

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