Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Folliculitis?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs)

These agents have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic activities. The mechanism of action is not known but may inhibit cyclooxygenase activity and prostaglandin synthesis. Other mechanisms may also exist (eg, inhibition of leukotriene synthesis, lysosomal enzyme release, lipoxygenase activity, neutrophil aggregation, various cell-membrane functions).

Indomethacin (Indocin)

Rapidly absorbed; metabolism occurs in liver by demethylation, deacetylation, and glucuronide conjugation; inhibits prostaglandin synthesis.


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