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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. You're underlying disorder might be. ...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


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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 the 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long could I take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

How long could I take the max dose of Aleve (naproxen) for maximal anti-inflammatory effectiveness. 1100mg per day, OTC 3 tabs q12hs?

Several weeks: You don't need the max dose to get the max effect.
If used to relieve symptoms of arthritis 2 tab bid time contingent or around the clock. You also get the analgesic benefit for mild to moderate pain. Take in consideration that you may experience serious side effects during treatment with this medicine. Make sure that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dose of prednisone when using for anti inflammatory?

What is the recommended dose of prednisone when using for anti inflammatory?

Varies: The dose of Prednisone varies with the severity of the inflammatory p roblem. Many conditions can be successfully treated with small doses but life-threatening problems may require very large amounts of steroids. The goal is always to use the least amount of Prednisone for the shortest possible time. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Best is what works: There is no such thing as the best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause side effects. Consult with your doctor so that he or she can take into account your specific medical history when recommending a medication. ...Read more

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

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

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) is not an anti-inflammatory medication. It is anti-seizure medication. It is effective for nerve pain, like sciatica. ...Read more

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Are you able to address thyroid problems with diet? I have gained some weight with no diet change and have been following an anti inflammatory diet

Are you able to address thyroid problems with diet?  I have gained some weight with no diet change and have been following an anti inflammatory diet

Only dietary: Thyroid problems can be well-treated with dietary means. (iodine is in foods from the sea). Otherwise, medication is going to be required. ...Read more

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I take mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg daily but was instructed to take another anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks to help with plantar fasciitis. What would be the best OTC?

I take mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg daily but was instructed to take another anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks to help with plantar fasciitis.  What would be the best OTC?

DO NOT COMBINE: I do not feel you should use two NSAIDs together. If the Mobic (meloxicam) isn't working, discontinue that one before you start a second. NSAIDs are not harmless drugs. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

You misunderstand : Ibuprofen/ Codeine 200/12.8 is not a fraction. It signifies a dose of 200 milligrams of ibuprofen together with 12.8 milligrams of codeine. A normal adult dose.
If they were prescribed for you, take them as directed. If you found someone else's pills, get rid of them. Never take prescription pills belonging to someone else as they might do more harm than good. ...Read more

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I've been having a persistent pressure and tension in my head the last couple of days. What would be the best dosage of ibuprofen for me?

Ibuprofen: You can take 200mg tablets, 1-2 every 6 hours as needed but if the problem persists you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old. I only have childrens ibuprofen ages 2-11 100mg per teaspoon. Is it safe for me to take and if so what would be the dosage?

I'm 19 years old. I only have childrens ibuprofen ages 2-11 100mg per teaspoon. Is it safe for me to take and if so what would be the dosage?

Drink up: Typical dosage for adults is typically 200-400mg every 6 hours. So grab your teaspoon measure and take 2-4 teaspoons. ...Read more

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I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

Standard: There is no benefit for taking more than 600 mg 3 times a day or 500 mg 2 times a day even for a person of your size. If the NSAIDs are not helping consider adding acetaminophen or seeing your doctor about another agent. Taking NSAIDs at high does come with risks so it is best to minimize your intake or use for short periods as needed. ...Read more

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I have an awful pain on the back of my neck (right side) and the pain goes about half-way up my skull. Anti-inflammatory works for a little while?

I have an awful pain on the back of my neck (right side) and the pain goes about half-way up my skull. Anti-inflammatory works for a little while?

Rest, ice, relax: Avoid stimulants like caffeine, stress, improper sleep habits. Apply ice pack for ten minutes for severe pain; local heat for milder pain and soreness. See doctor for severe pain, fever, nausea or worse pain to move neck. ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch in medicine. In other words, for any desired benefit from drug or surgery, there's always potential risk but it's not a guarantee of side effect either. OTOH, dietary supplements aren't required to warn you & thus tend to hype & mislead. Studies suggest benefit from turmeric, green tea, ginger, rosemary, cat's claw, devil's claw & willow bark (aspirin). Check ...Read more

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Slightly raised ESR levels, told nothing to worry about. However, on anti-inflammatory drugs, if I wasn't would these levels be higher or enough to worry?

Hard to know: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) is a very non-specific test and an elevated value is only sometimes related to inflammation (can increase with anemia and some other conditions not related to inflammation). Generally is due to various molecules binding to the surface of red cells. Also, many "antiinflammatory" drugs will have no effect on this test. More info is needed to answer. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe pain in left knee and down the back of my leg. My pain and anti inflammatory isn't helping?

I am experiencing severe pain in left knee and down the back of my leg. My pain and anti inflammatory isn't helping?

Bad ligaments: You probably have an unstable knee as a result of ligaments that are damaged.

Prolotherapy will help. Find out about prolotherapy at www.Getprolo. Com or www.Aaomed. Org and find a doctor to help you get relief without surgery. ...Read more

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What is a slap lesion? I have done pt and anti-inflammatory drugs, but i still have a minor ache. What should I do next?

What is a slap lesion? I have done pt and anti-inflammatory drugs, but i still have a minor ache. What should I do next?

SLAP Tear: A slap tear is a tear of the labrum in the shoulder. The labrum is like a washer that circles the entire socket (glenoid). The tear is between the 10 and 2 o'clock position on the labrum if you think of the face of the socket as a clock. They don't always get 100% better and sometimes need repair with arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read more

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I had a CRP lab test done. One of my medications I take is an anti inflammatory (Meloxicam). My question is, will the Meloxicam affect the results?

Unlikely: CRP as a test has limited value. Why did you do this test in the first place???. Your doctor who ordered this test can advise you better. ...Read more

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I have a back problem l5.lately at night I get so stuff it hurts to move my legs. What can I do? I take anti-inflammatory I went PT and I do exercises

I have a back problem l5.lately at night I get so stuff it hurts to move my legs. What can I do? I take anti-inflammatory I went PT and I do exercises

You could have--: -spinal stenosis. A sign is that the distance you walk at 1 time gets shorter as the years go by, and you find you have to rest awhile due to leg pain, and then get going again. I would see a fellowship trained spine surgeon. I prefer ortho, but I am prejudice. Also do well with neurosurgeon. ...Read more

Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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