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What is better for arthritis inflammation and pain?I have been taking 3250 mg of Bufferin(aspirin) and Dr. suggested Aleve (naproxen) 2 at night 2 at morning?

What is better for arthritis inflammation and pain?I have been taking 3250 mg of Bufferin(aspirin) and Dr. suggested Aleve (naproxen) 2 at night 2 at morning?

See answer: I am hoping you meant to place the # 325mg NOT 3250! The latter would be way too high. I would take your doctors advice as s/he is caring for you and can best deliver advice to you situation. Generally speaking aleve (naproxen) is a good medication, but as stated, this needs to be addressed with your treating Doctor. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Your opinion of asperin vs bufferin?

Your opinion of asperin vs bufferin?

Both are fine: Bufferin is just a brand of generic aspirin. For daily use, either is fine. For emergent use, as in possible heart attack, we suggest taking regular aspirin, not the enteric coated ones that supposedly protect your stomach, too. ...Read more

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Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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What type of pain medication is typically prescribed for arthritis?

What type of pain medication is typically prescribed for arthritis?

Arthritis: Usually anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's)-remember this is as an adjunct to exercise, pt and other modalities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which medication works for arthritis?

Can you tell me which medication works for arthritis?

Depends: Technology good for inflammatory arthritis, but not for the more common oa>. ...Read more

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What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis?

What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis?

MTX & TNF-inhibitor: Kids tolerate the combination of weekly Methotrexate injected under the skin(mtx)and a tnf-inhibitor(enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade)so well, there is no reason to not start both medications.The goal in children should be no active arthritis.There is not the same risk of infections that adults have w/ meds.Kids are growing and anything less than total remission of their disease can inhibit normal growth. ...Read more

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What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

Many.: Steroids like prednisone, methotrexatedoxycycline, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, oral gold, leflunomide, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, tnf-alpha inhibotrs, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) and on and on. Some are used alone. Many in comination, and a rheumatology (arthritis) specialist is in the best position to know which ones to use! ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter medication for arthritis?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for arthritis?

There are a few: The most commonly used is acetaminophen Ibuprofen and naproxen are also used Various topical agents are also used like capsaicin or any topical counter irritants like icy hot etc ...Read more

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How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

Mixed modalities.: Take 3-omega fatty acids as fish or flaxseed oil (my preference!). You should take enough to take 1500-2000mg per day. Regular flaxseed oil is less expensive and has more omega-3, which is antiinflammtory! take adequate vitamin d3, at least 2000/day with calcium. Gentle atraumatic exercises like yoga, cardio-dancing, pilates helps. Take ibuprophen or naproxen. These will help, but not remit! ...Read more

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How can I cure myself from arthritis pain without taking any medication?

How can I cure myself from arthritis pain without taking any medication?

See below: Here is a link to a number of things you can try: http://www.Webmd.Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/rheumatoid-arthritis-natural-treatments. ...Read more

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What other things do people with arthritis have to do aside from just taking medication?

What other things do people with arthritis have to do aside from just taking medication?

Several: Exercise within limits, trying to both cardio and strengthening exercises. Within you limits! if you have pain, scale back! lose weight. Fat adds stress to your back, hips, knees, ankles, & feet. Take or increase your intake of 3-omega fas, either naturally (fish), or supplements. Make sure your vitamin d3 intake is as least 2000iu/day. And finally, try to make your diet high in antioxidants. ...Read more

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What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Ra is treated with disease modifying agents (dmards), usually starting with methotrexate. If that is not sufficient tnf agents such as enbrel, Humira or Remicade (infliximab) may be indicated. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many drugs: Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis have potentially serious side effects. Doctors typically prescribe medications with the fewest side effects first. You may need stronger drugs or a combination of drugs as your disease progresses. Nsaids steroids. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs immunosuppressants. Tnf-alpha inhibitors other drugs.(anakinra, Abatacept , Rituximab , actemra). ...Read more

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Is it okay that someone stop their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

Depends on symptoms: If the disease goes into remission it may be possible to stop medication this is something to discuss with your rheumatologist. If the disease is still active it may harmful to the joints and frankly dangerous to stop your medications abruptly. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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