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How Does Ibuprofen Help To Treat Arthritis Differently From Acetominophen
Somewhat better.: Ibuprophen is anti-inflammtory has well as being a pain reliever. Acetominophen is a pain reliever but has no effect on inflammation. While neither is all you should be taking for an inflammatory arthritis. Both can be used in degenerative arthritis, but their is some inflammation exist in this condition too! go iwth the ibuprophen or naproxen. Remember, either can also be taken with tylenol! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
See below: It compares to other oral otc ndaids in efficacy. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many tylenol (acetaminophen) pain reliever pills does it take to overdose?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose.: The national poison control center (1-800-222-1222) can give you exact info. In an adult a dose > 10 grams of Acetaminophen (or 200mg /kg) may cause toxicity. Overdose symptoms can include: nausea, vomiting, sweating, coma, metabolic acidosis, right upper abdominal pain, liver failure, kidney failure, difficulty coagulating blood, multiple organ failure & death. ...Read more
What can I do to manage pain from osteoarthritis? What medicine (or other means) works best to relieve severe pain from osteoarthritis?
Many things: Even though you have arthritis, you need to find a way to continue to exercise. Non-impact things are the best -- swimming, biking, etc. Depending on where the arthritis is can also tailor your treatment. Even just a little exercise each day makes a difference. Medicine includes tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories. Consult with your primary physician to make sure there are no interactions. ...Read more
What is better as anti inflamatory, Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for runners? And how often can we use them without risking complications from overuse?
Also...: Agree with dr. Vallury, but also consider that Aleve (naproxen) is longer acting than advil (~12 hours vs. 6-8). Doesn't necessarily work better but longer duration. Never take nsaids prior to long runs (>8 miles or so) because of the risk of low serum sodium and negative effects on your kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I take for headaches, if I am allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) acetominophen and penicilin?
Headaches: Go see a doctor for an evaluation. You may need a prescription. ...Read more
Receptors: This is a brief answer to a complicated ?. But basically they block the receptors that elicit the pain. ...Read more
How long does it take to get physically add. To pain meds & would it help to switch from opiates to muscle relaxers to relieve chronic lower back pain?
Physical Dependence: Is not addiction and is a normal consequence of chronic opiate use. Addiction is marked by compulsive and uncontrolled use with preoccupation and adverse consequences. A withdrawal syndrome with discontinuation does not imply addiction. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Non-opiates like muscle relaxants and snri's can help reduce your reliance on opiates to a limited extent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to nsaids and most narcotics; pain from inflammation & headaches alot. Tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't working. What natural or drug remedies will treat inflm?
Isn't naproxen(aleve) supposed to be the strongest otc painkiller? Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) seem to help me with headaches much better than aleve does
Individual variation: There are variations between individuals. Use the one that works the best and is suggested by you Health Care provider. ...Read more
Variable: It varies depending on the medication. Are you considering taking your life? ...Read more
How many panadol (acetaminophen) tablets does it take to cause an overdose. And how many to make it fatal?
Please seek help!!!: I am concerned that you are asking this because you are considering trying an overdose. If you want to kill yourself this is not a good way to do it- panadol (acetaminophen) overdose causes liver failure which causes a long, painful ; very unpleasant death over several weeks. If you are considering suicide please seek help from a friend, family member, professional or suicide hotline. There are better solutions. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatoy.: Nsaid is short for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. These drugs, in addition to being pain killing, stop inflammation. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) however, does not stop inflammation. It only stops pain, which means it is an analgesic. So if you need to stop inflammation, like in arthritis, use an nsaid, not tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Or acetominophen.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I tell the difference between heat rash, and a reaction to taking Aleve (naproxen). Do either require medical attention?
Not enough info: As to skin rashes, seeing IS believing. I recommend that, if you can't get in to see your own doctor, you go to an urgent care center for evaluation. Alternatively, you could do a Virtual Consult with one of our doctors. You would need to do an audiovisual consult and upload a picture of the rash. The urgency depends on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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