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What Are Nsai Ds
Anti-inflammatory: NSAIDS is an acronym that means Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. And that is exactly what they do they are not steroids but have a strong anti-inflammatory effect. They can cross-react in patients who have aspirin allergy. Naproxen and ibuprofen are examples of over the counter NSAIDS and there are others available only by prescription. ...Read more
What is it for: The first thing is to establish a diagnosis. The anti-inflammatories can help, but maybe you don't need them and can improve the problemwith exercise, posture, etc. All medications have alternatives but some are better than others. With the NSAID we have to watch the stomach, the kidneys, the blood pressure. Each of these can be affected in a adverse way and you need to be monitored. ...Read more
Many: Traditional medicine will use nsaids to help decrease inflammation as well as ice after activity. Other natural things to incorporate are high doses of omega 3 _4-6 grams/day, curcumin or adding tumeric to your food daily 1/2 tsp, glucosamine chondroitan, msm, acupuncture, reiki can help as well. ...Read more
OTC = Aleve (naproxen): Advil=motrin=ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen and in same class as ibuprofen. So for otc pain relieve of same class, these are the only ones. Aspirin also has some characteristic of advil, but it belongs to a class called salicylate. Tylenol=acetaminophen is also a pain reliever, but entirely different class--not related to advil/aleve/aspirin at all. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Def. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals including both the steroid hormones that are naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones which are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes including the stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate &protein catabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many.: The strongest thrombolytic drugs are the so-called "clot busters" used for some people w/heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolism usually. See this page: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007089.htm But there are other types of drugs that interfere with clotting. See this discussion: http://www.hematology.org/About/History/50-Years/1523.aspx ...Read more
Aleve (naproxen) hurts my stomach. What are other over-the-counter meds that are anti inflammatory? Thank You!
Advil (ibuprofen) or: ibuprophen. Take them with food onyour stomach. ...Read more
Gallstones are: Precipitants that form when the bile is supersaturated. It can form from any combination of cholesterol, bilirubinate, lecithin, and bile salts. It can cause biliary colic or acute cholecystitis. Classic symptoms are right upper quadrant postprandial pain with radiation to tip of scapula. But they can cause other symptoms too, so check with your doctor, he'll get tests to find out for sure. ...Read more
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