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What do doctors prescribe for rheumatoid arthritis?

What do doctors prescribe for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many Options: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease primarily affecting the joints. There is a very wide range of Disease Modifying antiRheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) available for treatment. There are older, less specific, but still effective DMARDs such as plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) sulfasalazine, leflunomide and methotrexate. NSAIDs and prednisone to treat flares. There are many newer biologic DMARDs like Anti-TNF agents. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can a doctor prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Can a doctor prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Not usually: This is a narcotic which is not typically used to treat arthritis due the habit forming side effects. Anti inflammatory medications are typically used. ...Read more

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Does a dr prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Does a dr prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Possibly: Lortab is hydrocodone with acetaminophen(tylenol). It is an narcotic painkiller and it can be used for this purpose if indicated. Usually it is best to try non-narcotic medication first if possible due to the potential for side effects and dependency problems however in the right patient it can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver disease. I also have severe knee and back arthritis. I need pain relievers but my doctor said I cannot use them. Can I use any?

I have fatty liver disease. I also have severe knee and back arthritis. I need pain relievers but my doctor said I cannot use them. Can I use any?

Listen to your Dr: Fatty liver disease without evidence of cirrhosis is usually not a contraindication to analgesics. However if there is evidence of advanced liver disease (cirrhosis) or significant inflammation of the liver(steatohepatitis) analgesics like Tylenol(acetaminophen) and NSAIDS(ibuprofen, Aleve, (naproxen)Advil) need to be avoided or used in reduced dosage. Follow your physicians advice. ...Read more

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I have a diffuse and dull pain above my knee cap. The doctor said it's an inflammation and he prescribed diclofenac10 days. What can it be? Arthritis?

I have a diffuse and dull pain above my knee cap. The doctor said it's an inflammation and he prescribed diclofenac10 days. What can it be? Arthritis?

Knee pain: Sounds like patellar tendinitis by your description. Hard to tell based on limited information. Arthritis is part of the work up for knee pain. Did you ask the physician that prescribed diclofenac this question? ...Read more

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I have severe pain and swelling in my feet knees and elbow but its not arthritis gout blood clot lupus sickle cell or wnything the dictors can find..W?

I have severe pain and swelling in my feet knees and elbow but its not arthritis gout blood clot lupus sickle cell or wnything the dictors can find..W?

Polyarthralgia: At a disadvantage here as multiple things have been investigated. If all labs are negative and radiographs are not helpful and you have spine and extremity pain of longer than 6 weeks and any sleep problems you may have fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is it ethical for a doctor to prescribe lortab and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Is it ethical for a doctor to prescribe lortab and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Can be: The combination may be prescribed cautiously to treat pain and anxiety. Because both drugs have depressant qualities, the patient should be cautioned and monitored. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery in sept and my doctor refuses to prescribe me to any medicine?

I had knee surgery in sept and my doctor refuses to prescribe me to any medicine?

What kind of pain: Are you still having pain in your knee? Opioid medications such as oxycodone generally help with post surgical pain but only for a finite amount of time. If you had surgery in september and are still in pain, then medication is not likely the solution. Speak with your doctor about other options or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more