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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)

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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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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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for arthritis pain in the knee?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for arthritis pain in the knee?

It depends on causes: There are many, many causes for arthritis knee pain, or pain around the knee joint. Therefore not possible to give you any answer but one: seek the expert advice of a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeons, and/or other musculoskeletal specialist to find the correct diagnosis and treat as needed! ...Read more

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The doctor drained two syringes full of fluid from my knee but the test was negative for arthritis. What could it be?

The doctor drained two syringes full of fluid from my knee but the test was negative for arthritis. What could it be?

Inflammation: You are too young to have significant osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) but something caused the joint lining to produce fluid. Possibilities are injury, torn cartilage, viral arthritis, or some type of inflammatory immune arthritis (there are many). Bacterial infections are usually pretty obvious from the fluid and the clinical picture. Find out the fluid test result and ask "what's next.". ...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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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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My husband has ankle and knee pains for 10 years and gout 15 years. Tried all the meds prescribe from his doc but still suffered. Is surgery best now?

My husband has ankle and knee pains for 10 years and gout 15 years. Tried all the meds prescribe from his doc but still suffered. Is surgery best now?

Refractory gout : Intensive life style/dietary modification is important. Refractory gout needs to be treated with medications having differing mechanisms of action. Uricosuric agents (eg. Probenecid), newer xanthine oxidase inhibitors (eg.Febuxostat), certain diuretics & others. Colchicine & corticosteroids may work better than nsaids for symptom control. Intenist or rheumatologist should be consulted. ...Read more

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What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

Orthopedics: Orthopedics would probably be the most helpful. Primary care and physiatry could also be very helpful. ...Read more

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I know I have arthritis on my left knee but my doctor does not do anything. Whay should I do?

I know I have arthritis on my  left knee but my doctor does not do anything. Whay should I do?

Everyone Gets It: Just takes time. Usually the normal version of arthritis happens usually in people in their 40s or older. Degenerative means wear and tear over time, usually in one joint or multiple joints of the body. You can't stop it however you can slow it down or control it better with medications, injections, physical therapy to strengthen joints and even stem cell therapies to slow it down. ...Read more

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Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. if I suspect I may have it in just my knees?

Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. if I suspect I may have it in just my knees?

Yes but we just : Start with a good evaluation and if necessary imaging such as x-rays and possibly MRI. Sometimes, blood testing is done to evaluate for certain types of arthritis as well. ...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