Flurbiprofen is a phenylalkanoic acid that is part of the non-steroid anti-inflammatory family. It is used as a cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor, diminishing metabolites that activate inflammatory responses.
Flurbiprofen strongly inhibits two forms of the human COX enzyme: COX-1 and COX-2. Both enzymes catalyze the reaction of prostaglandin synthesis from arachidonic acid. COX-1 however has been found to influence other physiological processes such as mucus and acid secretion in the stomach.
MW: 244.26 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at room temperature.
Soluble in methanol and ether.
PubChem Chemical ID: 3394