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For an anti-inflammatory how does aspirin compare with diclofenac?

For an anti-inflammatory how does aspirin compare with diclofenac?

Not even close: Aspirin has no significant anti-inflammatory effects unless it is taken in high doses that approach toxic levels. Diclofenac has significantly greater benefits in treating inflammation.

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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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

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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If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels? Or does it? What about other NSAIDS? Thx

If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels? Or does it? What about other NSAIDS? Thx

See details: Numerous issues can cause an elevated CRP. Aspirin has to be taken in very large doses to have any antiinflammatory effects. The other meds other reduce pain but often will not lower the CRP. Once again, it depends on the cause.

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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?

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 gorgonzola cheese okay on anti inflammatory diet?

No such diet: There is no such thing as an anti-inflammatory diet. That is a total fallacy.

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How many days should I take my anti-inflammatory eyedrops "lotemax"?

How many days should I take my anti-inflammatory eyedrops "lotemax"?

Package directions: Directions for dosage should be clearly marked on prescription package. Are the drops for an eye problem, or did you have eye surgery? Usual dose is 1 - 2 drops four times a day. Contact the prescribing doc for how long you should use them.

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How do I wean off anti inflammatory end? They are causing leukopenia

Speak to your doctor: The answer depends on what you are being treated for. Is it the disease or the drug that is causing the issue. Only your doctor can really answer that.

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Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary treatment. Always discuss with your physician before starting any supplements or over the counter medications.

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