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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a rheumatologist: Your primary doctor for rheumatoid arthritis should be a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist can detect arthritis and prescribe the proper treatment.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
No need to wait: Switching from one to the other does not require any longer than the time recommended until the next dose of either. I hope this one is more effective ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
32 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: No but you should protect your stomach with food.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Not really: Just make sure you get plenty of water to drink so that your kidneys get "flushed out".
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't: As long as you feel fine, probably nothing. But you should try not to take the medication long term like that as it puts you at risk of gastric ulcers ... Read More
A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
What is wrong?: The first and only question here is for what are you needing treatment or medication for? You forgot to include that in your question.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Only do not exceed recommended dose or frequency.
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better wait 4 more: hours, the two are NSAIDs and side effects can be an issue if taken too soon. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used in the interim to control pain/fever ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
1/2-2 hrs, but: 1/2 to 2 hours for a given pill, but if taken at 12 hour intervals, full effect perhaps in 84 hours.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Difficult to answer: There are too mny vriablestoconsider- the degree of pain, absorption.Type of pain, etc. In general you should see some degree of relief in 1-2 hours.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
1-2 days: For most minor aches, it works within 1-2 days.
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