Drug Class: NSAIDs (systemic)

Diclofenac / Thiocolchicoside

BRANDS Dynapar MR, Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd MODE OF ACTION Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)that exhibits antiinflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities. The mechanism of action of diclofenac, like that of other NSAIDs, is not completely understood but may be related to prostaglandin synthetase inhibition. Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. …

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Etoricoxib

BRANDS / TRADE NAMES OF ETORICOXIB IN KENYA Arcoxia, MSD (Pty) Ltd Cox E, Zest Pharma Coxirav,Ravian Life Sciences Pvt Ltd Ecofree ,Medisel Kenya Ltd Etcox, Laso Healthcare Pvt. Ltd Etocox , Krishna Chemists Ltd Etorix , Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd. ETR, Zawadi Healthcare Ltd Etrib ,NIPRO JMI Pharma Ltd Oricox, Nextgen Pharmaceuticals (K) Ltd. Tory …

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Piroxicam

BRANDS / TRADE NAMES OF PIROXICAM AVAILABLE IN KENYA Caroxicam, Careplus Ltd Feldene, Pfizer Pirocam, Laboratory & Allied Ltd Piromed, CPSC OUYI Pharma Co. Ltd Piroxicam, Crown Healthcare Piroxy, National Pharmacy Ltd Roxicam, Biodeal Laboratories Ltd. PIROXICAM MODE OF ACTION While its mode of action is not fully understood, independent studies in vitro as well …

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Naproxen /Esomeprazole

BRANDS Prezola, Medisel Kenya Ltd INDICATIONS Indicated in adults for the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, in patients who are at risk for developing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-associated gastric and/or duodenal ulcers and where treatment with lower doses of naproxen or of other NSAIDs is not considered sufficient. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION …

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Dexketoprofen Trometamol

DEXKETOPROFEN TRADE / BRAND  NAMES IN KENYA Infen®, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd Ketesse®, Menarini International Operations Luxembourg S.A   MODE OF ACTION The mechanism of action of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs is related to the reduction of prostaglandin synthesis by the inhibition of cyclooxygenase pathway. Specifically, there is an inhibition of the transformation of arachidonic acid into …

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Naproxen

BRANDS OF NAPROXEN IN KENYA Naprin, Unijules Life Sciences Ltd Naprosyn, Roche   NAPROXEN MODE OF ACTION: Naproxen is a propionic acid derivative. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, analgesic and has anti-pyretic activity in man. By its action on cyclo-oxygenase, naproxen inhibits prostaglandin synthesis (as do other NSAIDs). Naproxen exhibits its anti-inflammatory effect even …

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Ibuprofen

BRANDS OF IBUPROFEN IN KENYA: Artofen®, Teva Asfen®, Astra Lifecare Bren, Kopran Betafen®, Beta Healthcare Brufen®, Abbott Laboratories S.A. (Ptv) Ltd Brufol®, Careplus Ltd Daprofen®, Dawa Limited Fenpro®, Dinlas Pharma EPZ Ltd Flamifen, Flamingo Gofen®, Mega Lifesciences Ltd Ibucos®, Cosmos Limited Ibufen®, Elys Chemical Industries Ltd Ibufil®, Fourrts (India) Laboratories Pvt. Limited. Ibuflam®, Biodeal Laboratories …

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Celecoxib

BRANDS OF CELECOXIB IN KENYA: Celcoxx®, Getz Pharma (Pvt) Limited Celebib® , Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited Celebrex®, Pfizer Laboratories Limited Celenta®, Incepta Pharmaceuticals ltd Celex-B®, Nextgen Pharmaceuticals (K) Ltd. Cox-B®, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Coxinhib® , Mac Heal Laboratories Ltd. Lexib®, Cipla Oxiceb® , Sandoz GmbH, Kundl CELECOXIB MODE OF ACTION: Celecoxib has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic …

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Diflunisal

Brands of Diflunisal in Kenya No Brand is Available DIFLUNISAL MODE OF ACTION: The precise mechanism of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions of diflunisal is not known. Diflunisal is a prostaglandin synthetase inhibitor. Since prostaglandins are known to be among the mediators of pain and inflammation, the mode of action of diflunisal may be due …

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Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)

BRANDS OF ASPIRIN IN KENYA: Ascard-75®, , ATCO ASP – 81®,, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd Aspegic®,, Sanofi Aventis Aspirin, Beta Healthcare International Limited. Aspirin , Biodeal Laboratories Ltd Aspirin , Elys Chemical Industries Ltd Aspirin, Laboratory & Allied Ltd Aspirin , Mac’s Pharmaceuticals Ltd Aspirin , Regal Pharmaceuticals Limited Aspirin Cardio®,,Bayer East Africa Limited Aspirin Junior®, …

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