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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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


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Which is better for arthritis pain relief, Aleve (naproxen) or Advil?

Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be taken 2 times per day (every 12 hours) where as Advil can be taken 3 times per day (every 8 hours). Do not take them both together but try them both separately and see which is more effective for you. ...Read more

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I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

Key word is "AN": Ibuprofen may increase the chance of stomach irritation and bleeding, and alcohol can do the same thing and increase that effect of the ibuprofen. One drink, now and again, is unlikely to cause any problems, but multiple drinks on a regular basis can cause gastritis with the possiblity of causing an ulcer and/or bleeding. Taking the Ibuprofen together with a meal, or milk or an antacid may help. ...Read more

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Is the use of ibuprofen and codeine more effective then ibuprofen alone in managing rheumatoid arthritis pain?

For temporary pain : Relief Yes, but long term benefit No. Neither one should be used as sole therapy for pain control or disease management. I would highly recommend for you to be eval by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2.5 mg lisinopryl for high blood pressure and 600 mg ibuprofen for arthritis pain together or close together?

Is it safe to take 2.5 mg lisinopryl for high blood pressure and 600 mg ibuprofen for arthritis pain together or close together?

NSAID induced HTN: Most nsaids ( medicines in Ibuprofen class) tend to raise BP ... Need to monitor BP closely and try to take Ibuprofen only intermittently . No clear evidence that they counteract each other but i would advice that you take it at different times. ...Read more

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Period is know to be irregular sometimes.last one was July 9. Having period like pains (not as bad as actual period pains) and white discharge. 3 negative hpt. I took a ibuprofen and arthritis pain med. and pain went away. I'm 19 years old and always use

Period is know to be irregular sometimes.last one was July 9. Having period like pains (not as bad as actual period pains) and white discharge. 3 negative hpt. I took a ibuprofen and arthritis pain med. and pain went away. I'm 19 years old and always use

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. There are many options for painful periods. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Yes for short time: If your IBD is in remission then, you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) for up to 14 days without risk to your IBD. Otherwise, no there is a contraindication against the drug. ...Read more

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I have hiatal hernia & GERD which I take Prevacid (lansoprazole) for. I also have arthritis. Advil is the only thing that helps with pain. How much can I safely take?

I have hiatal hernia & GERD which I take Prevacid (lansoprazole) for. I also have arthritis. Advil is the only thing that helps with pain. How much can I safely take?

Max dose is: 750mg 2 times a day. Best 2 start low & work up 2 the level U need. Some start @ 750mg & drop down unt.l it no lstrength. helpful, then remember the next highest dose that works. B careful & B sure U R familiar with the side effects & risks and take under the supervision of Ur PCP.it is Rx strengt ...Read more

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I started taking ibuprofen for arthritis. Now my feet, ankles are swollen. How long will it take for the swelling to go down after I stop the advil?

I  started taking ibuprofen for arthritis. Now my feet, ankles  are swollen.  How long will it take for the swelling to go down after I stop the advil?

Varies: It varies quite a bit, you certainly did the right thing stopping it. If it does not get better with 24-48 hours, or get worse at any point, or if it associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain, you should be seen immediately, even if it means going to the ER. There are other potential causes which can be very serious. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more