Diflunisal

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Scientific Name: Diflunisal
Brand Name: Not Available
Company Owner: Purepac pharmaceutical co, Roxane laboratories inc, Sandoz inc, Teva pharmaceuticals usa inc, Watson laboratories inc, Merck and co inc
Mechanism Of Action The precise mechanism of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions of diflunisal is not known. Diflunisal is a prostaglandin synthetase inhibitor. In animals, prostaglandins sensitize afferent nerves and potentiate the action of bradykinin in inducing pain. Since prostaglandins are known to be among the mediators of pain and inflammation, the mode of action of diflunisal may be due to a decrease of prostaglandins in peripheral tissues.
Description of the Drug: Diflunisal is an NSAID used to treat mild to moderate pain, inflammation, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00861