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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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Hey I'm in such much pain. I have kidney stone and they are passing. I took some non aspirin can I take Vicodin too?

Hey I'm in such much pain. I have kidney stone and they are passing. I took some non aspirin can I take Vicodin too?

Yes, but...: For short-term use of 3-4 days, most of patients should tolerate Vicodin well. A passing stone may require intervention if there is a suspecting bacterial infection above the offending stone or the pain being intolerable or a urgent need for professional duty, although some 75-85% of stone less than 4 mm may pass spontaneously in about 2 weeks. More detail? Ask the treating urologist timely. ...Read more

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I am taking Zyrtec- D and I have a constant headache. I was wondering if it was safe to take ibuprofen or a non-aspirin pain relief?

I am taking Zyrtec- D and I have a constant headache. I was wondering if it was safe to take ibuprofen or a non-aspirin pain relief?

Yes, it's safe: Either ibuprofen and/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are okay w/ Zyrtec-D as long as you (specifically) are not allergic to them. There is no bad interaction - I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, (ibuprofen) I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?

FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, (ibuprofen) I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?

NSAIDS: NSAIDS are associated with such side effects. In your case, you are young and NSAIDs may not cause heart attack or stroke at this stage. People with underlying atherosclerosis and with plaque formation in their arteries are at higher risk. If you can avoid, that is preferable as Routine use of NSAIDS may contribute to gastritis, peptic ulcer, kidney damage etc. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't aspirin be given in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Why shouldn't aspirin be given in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Reye's syndrome: Aspirin is not recommended for any children due to its association with reye's syndrome that can lead to liver failure. Plenty of other meds work well and are safe if given in the recommended doses such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Naproxen is a good medication for temporary relief but it does not put the disease into remission. Effective treatment is weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee and i'm aspirin sensitive, what else can I do for the pain?

Stop Arthritis pain: Aspirin sensitive people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol), local applications of heat, ice, or otc liniments to soothe painful joints. Yoga and a tailored exercise program are helpful. Nsaids (ibuprofen) with a stomach protector medicine (otc prilosec) can be tried. ...Read more

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What beneficial physical effects of aspirin help alleviate symptoms of arthritis?

Antiinflammatory: Aspirin reduces inflammation in the body and this is why is often helpful for certain types of arthritis, particularly for rheumatoid arthritis which is a form of autoimmune arthritis. Like too much of anything though, too much Aspirin can cause toxic effects in the body. Your doctor can help you determine how much is safe for you. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from aspirin?

Does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from aspirin?

No: Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen (motrin) are antiinflammatories. They block the production of the same substances in the body. Aspirin needs to be taken more often then ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Yes for short time: If your IBD is in remission then, you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) for up to 14 days without risk to your IBD. Otherwise, no there is a contraindication against the drug. ...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. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more