Ibuprofen and scarring

Ibuprofen and scarring

Is it true that recent studies have shown that ibuprofen hinders scarring and for this reason, it is not recommended for persons with cystic fibrosis?

There are two broad classes of anti-inflammatory agents: steroidal (cortisone) and non-steroidal (ibuprofen and many other drugs). Although it is clear that steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can hinder scarring, there has not yet been a convincing study proving that ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have the same effect on the scarring process.

An initial U.S. study found that the anti-inflammatory action of ibuprofen could delay the deterioration of lung function in persons with cystic fibrosis. It was noted that the effect would be more significant in young persons with mild lung involvement.

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