NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

ibuprofen intravenous
A formulation for intravenous injection containing ibuprofen, a propionic acid derivative and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities. Upon intravenous injection, ibuprofen inhibits the activity of the enzymes cyclooxygenase I (COX-1) and II (COX-2), resulting in a decreased formation of precursors of prostaglandins and thromboxanes. Inhibition of COX-2 specifically blocks the conversion of arachidonic acid (AA) to prostaglandins, which mediate inflammation, fever and pain. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Caldolor