Anti-inflammatory anti-edema ointments

Anti-inflammatory ointments Are medicines, the effect of whichis aimed at the elimination of inflammatory reactions in various tissues of the body due to inhibition of the production and suppression of the activity of inflammatory mediators (histamine, kinin, lysosomal enzymes, prostaglandins), phospholipase blocking, etc.

Most often, anti-inflammatory ointmentsintended for external use (applied to the skin and mucous membranes). However, there are also similar agents for intermittent, rectal and oral administration.

Anti-inflammatory ointments are widely used intherapeutic practice in the treatment of rheumatic, allergic, infectious, dermatological and some other diseases. As a rule, these drugs are used as additional therapeutic agents. Many ointments, besides anti-inflammatory, also have analgesic and regenerative effects.

Anti-inflammatory ointments for joints

With the development of inflammatory processes in the joints,as well as muscles and bone tissue most often prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ointments and gels. In these drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the main active substance. Such substances also have an analgesic and antipyretic effect, and some of them also have an antiaggregant effect.

Consider several brands of anti-inflammatory ointments for joints based on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs:

  1. Fastum gel is a drug whose active ingredient is ketoprofen.
  2. Voltaren emulgel is a drug based on diclofenac.
  3. Naise gel - the active substance is nimesulide.
  4. Finalagel is a local anti-inflammatory drug based on piroxicam.
  5. Nurofen gel is an active substance - ibuprofen.

These funds are somewhat inferior to hormonaldrugs for anti-inflammatory activity, but they have less pronounced side effects. Due to this, such ointments are widely used in the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases.

In severe diseases associated with inflammationjoints, it is possible to use hormonal ointments - potent drugs, the treatment of which should be carried out under the supervision of a doctor. This ointment is based on betamethasone, hydrocortisone and other corticosteroids.

It is also possible to use ointments for joints based on other substances with anti-inflammatory effect:

  • Dolobene gel (dimethylsulfoxide);
  • Traumeel ointment (complex homeopathic preparation);
  • ointment Apizarthron (bee venom), etc.

Anti-inflammatory ointments for the skin

In the treatment of various dermatologicaldiseases in the complex therapy or as a monotherapy, various ointments with anti-inflammatory effect are used. Their composition may include active substances belonging to the following groups of medicinal products:

  • glucocorticosteroids;
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
  • quinolines;
  • antihistamines;
  • nonspecific hyposensitizers.

Here are some names of anti-inflammatory ointments for the skin:

In the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the eyes and eyelids, various groups of drugs are used, including ointments with anti-inflammatory activity. Such means include: