Third Nerve Palsy (Oculomotor Nerve Palsy) Medication

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: James Goodwin, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

NSAIDs commonly are used to treat the pain in ischemic third cranial nerve palsy.


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Class Summary

Have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic activities. Their mechanism of action is not known but may inhibit cyclooxygenase activity and prostaglandin synthesis. Other mechanisms may exist as well, such as inhibition of leukotriene synthesis, lysosomal enzyme release, lipoxygenase activity, neutrophil aggregation, and various cell membrane functions.

Ibuprofen (Ibuprin, Motrin)

Can be used to treat the acute pain that commonly occurs with ischemic third cranial nerve palsy.