With powerful pain-relieving properties and convenient access for patients, anti-inflammatory agents are some of the most frequently used drugs in the United States. Still, it is important that you use caution and discernment when prescribing these drugs or advising your patients on the best over-the-counter agent for their needs. This advanced pharmacology session provides a review of the science behind acute inflammation before engaging in detailed discussion of the modalities of commonly used anti-inflammatory agents. A portion of the presentation is also dedicated to the risks associated with common anti-inflammatory drugs, which can range from tinnitus to ulcers and drug fever.
This CE session includes information on the following topics:
- COX-1 and COX-2 selective inhibitors
- Prevention and management of anti-inflammatory toxicity