Superior Labrum Lesions Medication

Updated: Nov 24, 2021
  • Author: Riley J Williams, III, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation in both the preoperative and postoperative treatment of patients with labral pathology.

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Toxicity, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Class Summary

NSAIDs have analgesic and antipyretic activities. The exact mechanism of action of these agents is not known, but NSAIDs may inhibit cyclooxygenase activity and prostaglandin synthesis. Other mechanisms may exist as well, such as inhibition of leukotriene synthesis, lysosomal enzyme release, lipoxygenase activity, neutrophil aggregation, and various cell-membrane functions. Treatment of pain tends to be patient specific.

Naproxen sodium (Naprelan, Anaprox, Naprosyn)

Indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation that is associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and acute trauma.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Ibuprin)

DOC for patients with mild to moderate pain. Inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing prostaglandin synthesis.