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Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets?

Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets?

One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both.

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


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Should I worry that ALP is 127 with normal being 39-117? I take anti- inflammatory meds (Advil, Naproxen, Meloxicam) for knees that swell/pain.

Should I worry that ALP is 127 with normal being 39-117? I take anti- inflammatory meds (Advil, Naproxen, Meloxicam) for knees that swell/pain.

May need followup: Alkaline phosphatase can be of both bony and liver origin, so your doctor may do follow-up. NSAIDS have been studied for effect on ALP and found not to be associated. Your underlying disorder might be.

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Is aspirin an effective anti-inflammatory or should one use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for a sprained knee?

Is aspirin an effective anti-inflammatory or should one use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for a sprained knee?

You know your body: There is no one best medication for everybody. You should always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging and discontinue it if you have side effects. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory, but it may control your pain. If your symptoms are not improving, you should be evaluated. All of those medications may have side effects with prolonged use.

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Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Yes quite a few: Ibuprofen (sold in the us as motrin, advil) and Naproxen (sold as aleve) are both anti-inflammatories lasting eight and twelve hours respectively. They are often referred to as nsaids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, old fashioned Aspirin works the same way. Acetaminophen (or paracetamol), sold as tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an NSAID and works differently. Does nothing for inflammation.

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Are there any natural anti-inflammatory meds?

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.

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What is the strongest anti inflammatory you can buy?

What is the strongest anti inflammatory you can buy?

Depends: If by "buying" your mean "over the counter", then you are limited. Ibuprofen. Aspirin and Naproxen sodium (aleve) are about the only anti-inflammatories available. If you are referring to buying prescription medications, there are several. "strongest" can be relative to the person. Indomethacin has long been considered a more potent med but Prednisone and such sterioids are truly potent ai's.

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically.

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Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages.

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What anti inflammatory are good at 37 weeks?

Ones that OB suggest: I don't know why you need to take an anti-inflammatory, but your present OB MD may have a recommendation if a call is placed to him/her. Because you are 37 weeks pregnant, it is important that your medical advice come from that one source.

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Hello, What type of anti-inflammatory is easier on the liver?

Hello, What type of anti-inflammatory is easier on the liver?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which is a large class of medications including, ibuprofen, naproxen, Celebrex, (celecoxib) Voltaren, Toradol, etc., etc., are primarily metabolized by the kidney and although high doses of these medications can cause kidney damage; these drugs not generally known to cause any liver problems. The liver is more commonly affected by acetaminophen and/or narcotics.

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Is carrot juice anti inflammatory?

More research needed: There is some scientific evidence that some compounds in carrots (and in other plants) fight inflammation in the laboratory. There is a study that suggests purple carrots fight inflammation in rats. It is a long way from the test tube to the tummy, though. Too, humans are not rates (usually). There is a small study in 16 males, with the extracts from purple carrots, but there was no effect.

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16.

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Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Yes but: Yes, but certain ones are safer than others. Ask your ob. Ibuprofen is the safest of the nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

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Does doxycyline hyclate also act as an anti-inflammatory agent?

No: Doxycycline is an antibiotic. If you are treating a bacterial infection it will reduce the inflammation in the affected area only. It is NOT considered and anti-inflammatory.

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My wrist hurts so bad after taking anti inflammatory drugs - why?

My wrist hurts so bad after taking anti inflammatory drugs - why?

See doctor: An allergy is very unlikely. Perhaps arthritis is getting worse, the anti-inflammatory helped - and you felt better and used the wrist more, or you could have tendonitis. See your doctor.

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