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why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
They hurt the kidney: Nsaids interfere with the internal regulation of blood flow in the kidney. Using them reduces renal blood flow and decreases kidney function.

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Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

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Yes: Most over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) should be avoided during pregnancy, especially during the 3rd trimester, due to increased risk of complications in the newborn. However, nsaids are considered safe during nursing. Some prescription nsaids can be dangerous for the nursing infant. As always, ask your pediatrician.
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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

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No: Antibiotics and other supportive measures are used to treat sepsis; nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helpful whatsoever.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary treatment. Always discuss with your physician before starting any supplements or over the counter medications.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Will any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents help with Achilles tendonitis?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Some may help manage the symptoms but stretching is the most helpful to alleviate the problem.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) an anti-inflammatory? I've been using it for sciatica and it seems to be helping

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
No: Neurontin (gabapentin) is not an anti-inflammatory, but it can help with nerve pain disorders.

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