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A 51-year-old member asked:

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
None: lupus needs to be controlled with meds that treat the underlying inflammatory process, not with pain meds.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids

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What is a good pain medicine for lupus patients?

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Dr. William Lages
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Depends: It depends on what medications you are on for your lupus. Acetaminophen is good for any, but non-steroidal inflammatory drugs have to be used with caution and G.I. protection with a proton pump inhibitor if on steroids. Opiods safer on major medications for lupus such as biologics and chemotheirapy drugs.
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Best pain medicine for ms?

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Dr. William Newton
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Neuroleptics: Often the best first line meds are neuroleptic medications such as Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). Cymbalta is also a good choice. This will focus more on nerve symptoms. If you are dealing the spasm and spasticity then a muscle relaxant may help. Opioids may also help but should not be used as the first line medication. Physical therapy is the best non-medication alternative.

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