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Has any one prescribed relafen ( nabumetone ) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Has any one prescribed relafen ( nabumetone ) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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?

Yes: Although for chronic treatment, it's not an ideal therapy and can make things worse. I typically only use it as a last resort and in very select situations. ...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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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

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Been on lortab 9 yrs. Chronic pain. Rheumatoid, osteo, fibro, neuropothy. Lortabs do not seem to work any longer. Pharmacist suggested opana. Safe?

Been on lortab 9 yrs. Chronic pain. Rheumatoid, osteo, fibro, neuropothy. Lortabs do not seem to work any longer. Pharmacist suggested opana. Safe?

See details: The pharmacist should have kept his mouth shut and simply suggested you discuss it with the doctor who prescribes the pain med. That is what I am saying. ...Read more

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Would taking 4mg of diazepam help with rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Would taking 4mg of diazepam help with rheumatoid arthritis pain?

No.: I would not recommend diazepam for rheumatoid arthritis pain since this is a benzodiazepine. It can be used as a muscle relaxer but i would not recommend it long term. ...Read more

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Endocin &/or azulphadin for rheumatoid arthritis, do these work?

Endocin &/or azulphadin for rheumatoid arthritis, do these work?

Yes: Indocin is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like Motrin. It can help the pain and stiffness but does slow down joint damage. (disease progression) Asulfadine is a diseases modifying medication (DMARD). This class of drugs can help pain and stiffness and also help slow down disease progression. Other commonly used DMARDS include: methotrexate, Arava, (leflunomide) and plaquenil. ...Read more

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Would prednisone tablets help with hypermobility pain?

Would prednisone tablets help with hypermobility pain?

Inflammation: Inflammation is a cause of pain in many musculoskeletal problems. Whoever prescribed the prednisone is likely trying to reduce your pain by reducing inflammation. ...Read more

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Can any doctor prescribe norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for my back pain?

Yes: But all Drs are going to want to. They will need to examine you and make sure that that is the correct medication. PT and anti-inflammatories are better ...Read more

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doctor prescribe chymoral forte,,fursultiamine compound,vitamin B1+B6+B12 for thigh swelling 1 month x ray of hip joint and lumbar clear.effectivens?

doctor prescribe chymoral forte,,fursultiamine compound,vitamin B1+B6+B12 for thigh swelling 1 month x ray of hip joint and lumbar clear.effectivens?

Not sure.: As you are far away in a different country, & since practices vary by region, it's hard to guide you. I am not certain of your diagnosis. Chymoral Forte, to my knowledge, is chymotrypsin & trypsin, which are digestive enzymes. Unless there is some nutritional issue leading to swelling (protein deficiency?), I am not sure how the thiamine & vitamin supplements will help. Consider HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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I have been taking Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 325/10 for chronic back pain diagnosis degenerative disk disease. Looking for doctor in San Bernardino who can prescribe it.

See physician: I would see a physician and establish care. At that time, your diagnosis and treatment will be reviewed. If that physician feels comfortable prescribing that medication, he/she will. If they do not, or they think you would benefit from a pain specialist, they will refer you to one. As far as finding a physician, you can ask you insurance company to see who is in your network. ...Read more

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Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis &back pain. Causes?

Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis  &back pain. Causes?

Leg modification: Complex regional pain syndrome. It is difficult to explain and to understand. Usually follows a major injury, operation, foreign materials to fix a fracture, etc. Has a sympathetic component (this is why the increased temperature and redness) unilateral sympathetic nerve block might help along with hot.Cold, tens, physical therapy, spinal stimulator. Prevention of bone loss is indicated. ...Read more

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Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Complaints of fatigue are present in over 80 percent of patients with active ra. Successful treatment of the RA with medications decrease these symptoms. It is felt that the fatigue is due to pain. Another factor is depression which can be treated with medications. ...Read more

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Terrible insomnia,due to pain take already,dilaudid,zoplicone 7.5,vimova, what do I do? Awaiting knee replacement,rheumatoid arthritis,reasons for pai

Terrible insomnia,due to pain take already,dilaudid,zoplicone 7.5,vimova, what do I do? Awaiting knee replacement,rheumatoid arthritis,reasons for pai

Consider seeing a: clinical psychologist who specializes in pain management or health psychology. He/she can teach you some techiniques to help, e.g., clinical and self hypnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have chronic tendonitis 3yrs, can't take steroids or nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing!pt made pain worse.Can't sleep!

Have chronic tendonitis 3yrs, can't take steroids or nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing!pt made pain worse.Can't sleep!

Consult doctor: There may be other treatment modalities from other medication to physical therapy that can help you. See your doctor to help devise a treatment plan to help alleviate your chronic tendonitis. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

OA vs. RA: Osteoarthritis is a mechanical alignment problem or a result of post-traumatic intra-articular malalignment. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, when the body's own host immune system starts to work against itself. ...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