Ch 25: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

About This Chapter

This engaging chapter offers a comprehensive overview of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Excel in your medical profession by exploring fun lessons that improve your knowledge of the uses, dosages and interactions of these drugs.

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs - Chapter Summary

Entertaining lessons in this chapter provide an in-depth analysis of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Our instructors examine the basics of ibuprofen and celecoxib, including their side effects, dosages, contraindications, mechanisms of action and interactions. Lessons also explore differences between celecoxib and meloxicam and make comparisons between ibuprofen and other drugs like acetaminophen, aspirin, nabumetone and flurbiprofen.

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How It Helps

Healthcare professionals who want to brush up on their knowledge of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can benefit from this chapter. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals can get reacquainted with the dosages, uses, side effects, overdose symptoms and other important details to share with patients. Medical scientists could also utilize this chapter to enhance their study of interactions, contraindications, chemical formulas and mechanisms of action for these drugs.

Skills Covered

Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Share facts about ibuprofen's side effects, dangers and overdose symptoms
  • Discuss the uses, classification, dosage, contraindications and interactions of ibuprofen
  • Describe ibuprofen's pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
  • Compare ibuprofen with naproxen, acetaminophen, aspirin and diclofenac
  • Give similarities and differences between ibuprofen and etodolac, indomethacin, nabumetone, hydrocodone and flurbiprofen
  • Explain the chemical formula, mechanism of action and structure of ibuprofen
  • Provide the side effects, drug class and dosage of celecoxib
  • Discuss celecoxib's indications, contraindications, drug interactions, structure and mechanism of action
  • Differentiate between celecoxib and meloxicam

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