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How Does Acetaminophen Work In The Body
I have general achiness in my body with no fever or any other symptom. It goes away with once a week tablet of diclofinac 75 mg. panadol does not work?
One per wk! Great!: I would want to draw out more history from you. How long have you had this problem? Is it in your joints? Do you notice it more in the morning, and does it improve somewhat during the day? DO you ever get swelling in any of your joints? When was the last time you saw a physician for a physical, and had any blood testing? Sounds rheumatologic. NSAID ok if kidney function is normal. Advise phsyical. ...Read more
To say that Acetaminophen is widely distributed, means its available to most parts of the body as an effective analgesic?
Exactly!: Wide distribution means it gets into all body tissues and fluids. ...Read more
Does hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5/325 TB was given for pain, still have some left, do they still work?
I played volleyball for three hours last thurs. I woke up with severe soreness in the morning. I am still in pain. Would acetaminophen work?
See below: The biggest effect of taking large doses of Acetaminophen is liver damage, which can occur with taking large doses all at once or with taking large doses over an extended period of time. Regarding ibuprofen, the greatest risk is to the GI tract, which can result in ulcers and GI bleeding. Ibuprofen also can affect the kidneys. ...Read more
Pain Relief: Oxycodone is a very potent synthetic narcotic that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Side effects include itching, nausea, vomiting and constipation. It will cause sedation and is therefore NOT to be taken with other sedatives or alcohol. Acetaminophen is an over the counter med used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is metabolized in the liver so do NOT take more than prescribed. ...Read more
How to alleviate the strong pain of spondyloarthrosis in a patient suffering from high blood pressure, when acetaminophen doesn't work?
Other modalities: It is true that one may wish to avoid nsaids for back pain (if that is where it is), because of the side effect of of possible salt retention and increasing the blood pressure. Other approaches not affecting BP would be skeletal muscle relaxants, topical analgesics; acupuncture, physical therapy modalities. Sometimes a short course of steroid or opioid analgesics may be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have mild PsA. my spine pains. Doc prescribed only acetaminophen for now when it pains only, it helps. But will it reduce inflammation in the body?
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