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you sprained your ankle and are told to take ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation what is the mechanism of action for this drug

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Ibufrofen, an NSAID,: Is an anti-inflammatory medication. Its nature is to calm down inflammation. Ankle sprains need ice and antiinflammatory medication such as Ibuprofe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Complex: Ibuprofen like all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications inhibits the cyclooxygenase pathway in the formation of arachidonate acid and other pain ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
RICE: Initially, recommendations are to decrease the swelling with rest, ice, compression (like and ace bandage or foam) and elevation of the feet. Heat in ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Something Extra.: For a sundry of reasons, not every one can take Advil or any other non steroidal type medication. I reason it this way. Although Tylenol (acetaminophe ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not.: probiotics would probably not help in this situation, unless perhaps the overused prescription medicine you're referring to was an antibiotic. In that ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or: Ibuprofen will work for the pain no med prevents progression just gentle use
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
During surgery the-: -drugs used are paralytic agents, those U take4 muscle rrelaxants R not the same. 2 good relaxants R valium &flexeril. These R commonly used.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Extended period: A recent study suggested patients taking naproxen for an extended period of time might also have a greater incidence of a cardiovascular event.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
NONE : Antihistamines will increase mucous viscosity. Increasing fluid intake and use of guafenisen will decrease mucous viscosity.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Best is what works: There is no such thing as a best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on disease: It is very unlikely you are allergic to prednisone. It is more likely youhad a side effect from the medication. Steroids are required for life and P ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: Diarrhea is a common complain in patients taking Colchicine and may sometimes be a reason to stop taking this medication. Furthermore, the standa ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Megace (megestrol): Doctors prescribe this to patients who need to increase their appetite.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is basically a regimen of oral steroids, usually taken for anywhere from a 6-15 day course. Steroids are very ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Its always important to understand all of these things but perhaps we could have some more context in order to better answer the question. What are t ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Manage symptoms: Saline nasal rinses, hydration and Mucinex can help to clear mucous. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce drainage but would not use it during day a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Loss of function: If your doctors are concerned enough to put you on life long antibiotics because of splenic dysfunction, then something relatively catastrophic happen ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it will. However, take sparingly as most hydrocodone preparations are combined with Acetaminophen which can "stress" the liver. Liver inflammati ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Reyzelman
26 years experience Podiatry
Immobilization: True tendonitis should be immobilized. By restricting motion, tendonitis will improve. Nsaids can be helpful as well.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It Involutes: A damaged or dysfunctional spleen can gradually be resorbed by the body. This process is called involution. Sometimes a small remnant of the spleen ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
CoQ10, but for LDL: First of all, statins do nothing to control triglycerides, only LDL cholesterol. They do this by inhibiting the enzyme that produces LDL in the liver ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
M.D. KNOWLEDGE: Yes. Any doc who prescribes must know meds, side effects, benefits, risks, dosages, interactions.
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