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What is the best antiinflammatory drug?

What is the best antiinflammatory drug?

The one that works: For you. I like alleve twice a day dosing convenient. ...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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What type of drug is reactine? Antihistammine? Antiinflammatory? Both?

What type of drug is reactine? Antihistammine? Antiinflammatory? Both?

Reactine: This is a brand of Cetirizine known as zyrtec (cetirizine) in the us. It is an antihistamine and is dosed 10mg for adults and 5mg for children, it is sold by itself or with a decongestant. It is used for treating allergies and hives. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with epididymitis 3 weeks ago. Used antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs. Symptoms subsided but still have discomfort. Can it be chronic?

I'm diagnosed with epididymitis 3 weeks ago. Used antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs. Symptoms subsided but still have discomfort. Can it be chronic?

Scrotal pain: Most cases of pain in the testicle or epididymis will resolve on their own. I would see your primary care doctor to make sure you don't have a persistent infection first. A scrotal ultrasound may also be helpful. I would advise that if your symptoms persist longer than three months, you should probably see a urologist. ...Read more

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Why antiinflammatory drugs are prescribed before CT scan?

None Usually: None are prescribed unless the study includes contrast dye and the patient is allergic to contrast material. Then prednisone is given prior to the study. . ...Read more

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Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Not in kids/adult: Inflammation within scrotum from eg from epididymitis may cause a small acute hydrocele which will can resolve with nsaids, but true hydroceles in adults are caused by xs fluid seretion bt tunica vaginalis oevrlying testis. Small hydroceles in babies may resolve spontaneously in 1st year of life. > 1 year communicating hydroceles, hydrocelees of the cord or large ones respond to surgery alone. ...Read more

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Are there natural anti-inflammatory medications I can use to treat my colitis?

Meramucil: I am a big fan of metamucil for irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. Try it once a day to start and work up to twice a day ...Read more

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Hi Can a person with a pacemaker take anti inflammatory medication?

PPM and NSAID. : As long as it hasn’t literally just been put in, I do not see the presence of a pacemaker in and of itself is a contraindication to use of anti-inflammatory analgesic medications. ...Read more

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Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

No: Ssri/snri (anti-depressants) and nsaids all interact with platelets. Aspirin also interacts with platelets and can increase risk of bleeding. Being that your are 25 and if otherwise healthy (normal platelets on a CBCcomplete blood count). You should be able to take citalopram with minimal risk. If you have easy bruising, black stools other signs bleeding contact your doctor and stop ssri. ...Read more

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Can steroid anti-inflammatory medications cause GI upset?

Yes: Corticosteroids a cause gastric pain, gastric ulcers, gastrointestinal cramps and bleeding. ...Read more

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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery?

Well usually, : Anti inflammatory drops are used to slow or suppress the scarring (bad form of healing) reaction that can occur after refractive surgery. It can also alleviate discomfort. There are a wide variety of very effective steroid and non steroidal agents that can be used after refractive surgery. ...Read more

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If cardiologists are so concerned about anti-inflammatory effects leading to cardiac events then what medications do they recommend to patients?

If cardiologists are so concerned about anti-inflammatory effects leading to cardiac events then what medications do they recommend to patients?

Inaccurate: Cardiologists are concerned about inflammatory effects — anti-inflammatory action is considered good. Healthy diet including fish, small amts of alcohol, and olive oil, daily exercise, avoidance of smoking, control of BP, maintenance of normal weight, and, if indicated, use of a statin — are all associated with anti-inflammatory effects. Good health to you! ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort ((quality: sharp or stabbing, pressure or heaviness) (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both)?

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort ((quality: sharp or stabbing, pressure or heaviness) (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both)?

Costochondritis: Your story sounds like costochondritis which is rib cage strain/pain. Advil will help this. It is not a respiratory or cardiac issue, so no worries. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...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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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

No: Antibiotics and other supportive measures are used to treat sepsis; nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helpful whatsoever. ...Read more

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How do I avoid stomach ulcers while taking anti-inflammatory medication?

How do I avoid stomach ulcers while taking anti-inflammatory medication?

Take a PPI...: Studies tell us that proton pump inhibitor drugs (ppi) e.g. Prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole) when taken concomitantly with anti-inflammatory medications or Aspirin will protect the stomach and reduce the risk of getting ulcers. ...Read more

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What is it? I have painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both) (quality: dull or achy, wakes you up at night, achy)

What is it? I have painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both) (quality: dull or achy, wakes you up at night, achy)

This can not B-: -answered without a full history, hands on exam as well as lab test if indicated.@.25 it behoves U 2 take action & B Cn by Ur PCP or internist. Referrals can B obtained if needed. ...Read more

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What is it? I have chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: sudden movement) (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (severity: mild) (quality: pressure or heaviness) (time frame: sudden) (side: right).

Mgt: I would suggest an evaluation. From your description, the sensation of chest pressure, could be related to cardio-pulmonary conditions. The relief from the anti inflammatory agent, does not exclude these causes. ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

No: There is some data that tylenol (acetaminophen) might deplete glutathione, making sepsis worse. There is no data that nsaids or Aspirin can prevent sepsis, and it has been studied to death. In fact, currently there are no direct treatments for sepsis, as the only approved therapy (activated protein c) has been withdrawn from the market due to the high levels of risk associated with its use. ...Read more

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Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?

Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?

No: These medications will not relieve gas per se, but will help relieve stomach acid which can help protect the stomach as dicloenac can be bothersome to the stomach lining ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?

Topical Ice: Initially topical ice is probably the best choice. If after a few days this is not resolving, a doctor with the appropriate training could consider doing a steroid injection in the affected cartilage. ...Read more

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I have had an ankle effusion for a year now. I have tried PT, anti-inflammatory medications and ice. Should I see a doctor to possibly drain it?

I have had an ankle effusion for a year now. I have tried PT, anti-inflammatory medications and ice. Should I see a doctor to possibly drain it?

Yes: You should see an ankle specialist like an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist to get a thorough review of your care to this point and expert evaluation of the ankle. Draining the fluid may provide some temporary relief or further diagnostic information, but the fluid often comes back. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Still Possible: Steroids decrease our ability to heal and fight infection. Depending on the dose, you still may be able to have a mentoplasty. I would consult with a well respected facial plastic surgeon who can coordinate things with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Healing: Steriods generally slow down the healing process as they affect the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a major protein made by the body in healing and forming scars. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon who may or may not want you to be off the steroid for a period around the surgery. ...Read more

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Will an MRI show a lumbar herniated disc even after anti-inflammatory medications are given?

Will an MRI show a lumbar herniated disc even after anti-inflammatory medications are given?

Herniated Disc: Yes, an MRI should still show a herniated disc even after anti-inflammatories have been used. The drugs should help reduce swelling, but a herniated disc is a physical bulge from the disc pushing into the vertebral canal causing pressure on one or more nerve roots. No drugs can change that, even if they make the perceived pain less. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

A little too vague: It sounds like you might have GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) wherein some of your stomach contents goes back up into your esophagus. The laymen's term for it is "heartburn" though it has nothing to do with the heart. The Simplest way to confirm that is to get a bottle of a liquid antacid and gulp it down (1 -2 capfulls) as soon as it happens again and if U get almost immediate relief, voila. ...Read more

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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop

How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is an absolute contraindication for laser vision correction. In fact, anyone with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis is not considered a candidate for laser vision correction at this time. If you are considering vision corrective surgery, your best option would be a refractive lens exchange given your condition, but you would need to be evaluated by an eye surgeon to establish your candidacy for this procedure. ...Read more