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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 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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Can u give me some reason why a doctor may prescribe celexa (citalopram) for back and knee pain?

Can u give me some reason why a doctor may prescribe celexa (citalopram) for back and knee pain?

Celexa (citalopram) is SSRI: Due to the good efficacy rates and dosing simplicity, many patients with pain and depression receive SSRIs as initial treatment with good results. ...Read more

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I have a very bad swollen knee from gout....my doctor won't prescribe a pain killer, will a doctor here prescribe for me?

I have a very bad swollen knee from gout....my doctor won't prescribe a pain killer, will a doctor here prescribe for me?

Painful swollen knee: 33 year old gentleman with a painful swollen knee. The most effective agent to treat an acute attack of gout are the Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like Naproxen and Alleve. You need a full exam from a physician to rule out other causes of a painful swollen knee such as septic arthritis. If you are seen by a physician you will probably either have a CT or have your joint aspirated ...Read more

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What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

Yes: The first question is the cause of the arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful. ...Read more

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Can I get a second ACL Reconstruction on my knee ?, I'm 28 yearsold and dealing with minor arthritis and was told to do so by a doctor.

Can I get a second ACL Reconstruction on my knee ?, I'm 28 yearsold and dealing with minor arthritis and was told to do so by a doctor.

Yes you can : It is possible to have a repair of the repairs ACL. As for arthritis that is another matter. Perhaps a second opinion will help. There are options that an orthopedic surgeon can give. Talk to your doctor. I'm sure there's options ...Read more

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