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Assessment of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug combinations by the polyurethane sponge implantation model in the rat.
  1. R Garrett,
  2. B Manthey,
  3. B Vernon-Roberts,
  4. P M Brooks

    Abstract

    The anti-inflammatory effect of single doses and combinations of aspirin and commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs was investigated by the polyurethane sponge implantation model of acute inflammation. Dose response curves were performed to delineate a suppressive (high) and nonsuppressive (low) dose of each drug prior to studying these doses in combination with aspirin. The results suggest that a combination of aspirin in either high or low dose does not increase the anti-inflammatory effect of other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in this model of inflammation.

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