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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Take any one of these meds. However, never combine them.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Side effect: The nsaids have a side effect of retaining fluid and can cause a host of other bad problems. They are not innocuous pills to be taken like candy. Thi ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Arbes
44 years experience Podiatry
Salt retention: Most nonsteroidal antiinflammatories such as ibuprofen, mobic, (meloxicam) Naproxen , and even Celebrex all cause salt and water retention, thus may c ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Most : Of this class of drugs nsaids can cause fluid retention . No reason to get kidneys checked unless something else is suspected.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: Although it is possible, the type of reaction you described is unusual for NSAID reactions although a drug fever cannot be ruled out. See allergist ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
May need followup: Alkaline phosphatase can be of both bony and liver origin, so your doctor may do follow-up. NSAIDS have been studied for effect on ALP and found not t ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Hives: yes should be OK
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Yes usually: Normally not a problem. Rather stop all anti-inflammatories for now, use panado or napacod for pain right now. Do not go out if you are unwell. Let so ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Ask your provider: Sorry, but without knowing your medical history, reason why you want to take those medications and being your health care provider of record, we can't ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
17 years experience General Practice
Pain med dosing: No problem. Taking an ibuprofen now will be fine. Aleve (Naproxen) is usually dosed at 220 or 250 mg per pill without a prescription. The max safe da ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
About the same: They are both NSAID's and will both be effective. Use whichever one is less expensive for you.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a problem: These are standard, effective doses for back pain. Hopefully they are effective for you. You need only to be concerned about stomach acidity with th ... Read More
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