|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Trade names||Ansaid, Ocufen, Strepfen|
|Protein binding||> 99%|
|Biological half-life||4.7-5.7 hours|
|ATC code||M01 , M02, R02, S01|
|PDB ligand ID||FLP (, )|
|Molecular mass||244.261 g/mol|
|Melting point||117 °C (243 °F)|
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Flurbiprofen is a member of the phenylalkanoic acid derivative family of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is primarily indicated as a pre-operative anti-miotic (in an ophthalmic solution) as well as orally for arthritis or dental pain. It is generic and is marketed under brand names worldwide, including "Ansaid" and "Froben".
It was derived from propionic acid by the research arm of Boots UK during the 1960s, a period which also included the discovery of ibuprofen, indometacin, diclofenac, naproxen, ketoprofen, and sulindac.:34
Side effects are analogous to those of ibuprofen
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