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What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

Personal choice: Each person may have a different opinion on what works best. If you have other health issues or take other medications, make sure you are allowed to take otc pain relievers. ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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What is the best OTC pain reliever for muscle pain?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for muscle pain?

Not one best: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Is codeine good for pain relief?

Is codeine good for pain relief?

Consult you doctor..: Before taking any medications. Codeine is often used for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain when the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. Again it is important to consult your physician for a proper pain assessment to determine the appropriate course of therapy. ...Read more

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What pain relief medicine is best for testicular aches?

What pain relief medicine is best for testicular aches?

Determine cause: Have your physician determine the cause of the aching and then treat appropriately. It may be due to over activity, testicular torsion, a tumor, epididymitis, orchitis, or other factors. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

OTC NSAIDs & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Unfortunately, there are no muscle relaxants that are for over-the-counter use. If needed use OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and inflammation management. ...Read more

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What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

There is no one type: That works best but since pain is usually related to an inflammatory source, non steroidal anti inflammatories are frequently recommended if no contraindications to their use. Other meds include: cymbalta, (duloxetine) gabapentin, Amitriptyline especially if the pain is neuropathic in origin. Sometimes they are used in combination. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

Probably ibuprofen: I since the liver is usually involved with mononucleosis, i would avoid acetaminophen. Assuming no other problems (such as ulcer or kidney problems) i would go with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

NSAID's: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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Which works best to relieve sunburn pain?

Which works best to relieve sunburn pain?

Aloe Vera: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Cool compresses & aloe vera applied directly from the plant to the affected area. ...Read more

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What OTC pain medicine is best for back pain. ?

What OTC pain medicine is best for back pain. ?

Not a best: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What pain reliever is good for stomach pain?

Not a good idea: For the most part, regular pain medication should not be taken for a pain of unknown cause as it could hide the reason for the pain. You should find out why you have the pain. ...Read more

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What pain relief is best for pancreatitis?

What pain relief is best for  pancreatitis?

Intestinal rest: Basically the principle is to rest the intestine, so that there is minimal pancreatic secretion. Pancreatic enzymes degrade protein, but with injury or malfunction of the pancreas it may autolize or damage nearby tissues. So parenteral feedings for acute bouts and appropriate narcotics to treat the pain and decrease stress. ...Read more

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I need some serious pain relief! what is the best OTC painkiller?

Depends: Depends on type of pain. In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaids are first line. Just because on NSAID does not work does not mean another one wont work. Caffeine can help with pain too. Heat is also good for muscle pain. In the end, you need to find what works best for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix oxycodone and ibuprofen for pain relief?

Is it safe to mix oxycodone and ibuprofen for pain relief?

Safety: Yes it is ok. But remember always consult with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more