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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read more

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If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels? Or does it? What about other NSAIDS? Thx

If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels?  Or does it?  What about other NSAIDS?  Thx

See details: Numerous issues can cause an elevated CRP. Aspirin has to be taken in very large doses to have any antiinflammatory effects. The other meds other reduce pain but often will not lower the CRP. Once again, it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both. ...Read more

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Taking 600mg ibuprofen 3x day and colchicine for pericarditis & beta blocker for tachicardia. How dangerous are nsaids as far as liver/kidney damage?

Taking 600mg ibuprofen 3x day and colchicine for pericarditis & beta blocker for tachicardia. How dangerous are nsaids as far as liver/kidney damage?

See below: All medications are potentially dangerous.You only take them considering risks and benefits. Nsaid's are known to cause kidney and liver problems and their effect should be monitored. If your medical problem requires the therapy with no other good options , you take the medication. ...Read more

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Which inflammatory diseases cause pericarditis?

Which inflammatory diseases cause pericarditis?

Varied: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma, can cause pericarditis. Kidney failure (uremic pericarditis), tumors, genetic diseases such as familial mediterranean fever, or rarely, medications that suppress the immune system can also be the cause. In a number of cases of pericarditis, the cause is unknown. This is referred to as idiopathic pericarditis. ...Read more

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Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory ?

Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory ?

It depends: I see that you have both polycystic kidney disease and an enthesopathy, the latter being an illness for which the nsaids are extremely valuable. I have little use for "cookbook medicine" ("people with ___ can't take ___"). Your physician will explain the risks and benefits (relief from pain, you must stay well-hydrated) to using nsaids in our situation. ...Read more

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Slightly raised ESR levels,told nothing to worry about.However,on anti-inflammatory drugs, if I wasn't would these levels be higher or enough to worry?

Slightly raised ESR levels,told nothing to worry about.However,on anti-inflammatory drugs, if I wasn't would these levels be higher or enough to worry?

Hard to know: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) is a very non-specific test and an elevated value is only sometimes related to inflammation (can increase with anemia and some other conditions not related to inflammation). Generally is due to various molecules binding to the surface of red cells. Also, many "antiinflammatory" drugs will have no effect on this test. More info is needed to answer. ...Read more

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Can your body build a tolerance to anti-inflammatory drug?

Can your body build a tolerance to anti-inflammatory drug?

Caution: I am not sure to the answer to this. However, caution should be employed with anti-inflammatories as they can cause gastric irritation including internal bleeding from ulcers. There are new "black box warnings" as well which warn of possible cardiovascular complications. So, if you feel the antiinflammatory is not working be careful before you may indiscriminately start increasing the dose. ...Read more

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Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Yes but: Yes, but certain ones are safer than others. Ask your ob. Ibuprofen is the safest of the nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). ...Read more

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My wrist hurts so bad after taking anti inflammatory drugs - why?

My wrist hurts so bad after taking anti inflammatory drugs - why?

See doctor: An allergy is very unlikely. Perhaps arthritis is getting worse, the anti-inflammatory helped - and you felt better and used the wrist more, or you could have tendonitis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anti inflammatory drugs?

Antiinflamatory Drug: These are medications that either prevent the normal inflamatory response of the body to a stimulus. These drugs can either reverse the inflamatory response or lessen or prevent it. ...Read more

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Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs?

Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory  drugs?

See details: It depends what you mean by anti-inflammatory meds. True cerebral angiitis needs very aggressive therapy with high dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and possibly rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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What is a slap lesion? I have done pt and anti-inflammatory drugs, but i still have a minor ache. What should I do next?

What is a slap lesion? I have done pt and anti-inflammatory drugs, but i still have a minor ache. What should I do next?

SLAP Tear: A slap tear is a tear of the labrum in the shoulder. The labrum is like a washer that circles the entire socket (glenoid). The tear is between the 10 and 2 o'clock position on the labrum if you think of the face of the socket as a clock. They don't always get 100% better and sometimes need repair with arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while on anti inflammatory drugs?

Can I drink alcohol while on anti inflammatory drugs?

Not wise: You can but stomach and bleeding issues are more likely. ...Read more

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Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

They hurt the kidney: Nsaids interfere with the internal regulation of blood flow in the kidney. Using them reduces renal blood flow and decreases kidney function. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with epididymitis and my doctor only told me to take anti inflammatory drugs 3 times a day for 3 days. Why did i not receive antibioti?

I got diagnosed with epididymitis and my doctor only told me to take anti inflammatory drugs 3 times a day for 3 days. Why did i not receive antibioti?

Viral/noninfectious: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. If your doc suspects that the trouble you have is either viral or trauma-related epididymitis, then no antibiotic is needed and anti-inflammatory medication is all that is needed. If symptoms not better or worsens with treatment, i would suggest contacting doc again for re-evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

NO: There are no drugs that treat diabetic nephropathy per se. Diabetic nephropathy is not a curable condition. Slowing it down can be achieved by several maneuvers including controlling diabetes and hypertension well and using drug group called ace inhibitors or arb under a close supervision of a doctor since these drugs may have significant side effects. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Still Possible: Steroids decrease our ability to heal and fight infection. Depending on the dose, you still may be able to have a mentoplasty. I would consult with a well respected facial plastic surgeon who can coordinate things with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Healing: Steriods generally slow down the healing process as they affect the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a major protein made by the body in healing and forming scars. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon who may or may not want you to be off the steroid for a period of time around the surgery. ...Read more

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If there is pain & swelling on right side back of base of big toe will anti-inflammatory drugs help? Don't want to wear surgical boot.

Must know : Cause before we treat. It maybe a bunion, gout, hallux limitus, capsulitis so see podiatrist for prober diagnosis then treatment, might not need a surgical shoe just depends on what cause is. ...Read more

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Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more


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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition in which you experience an inflammation of the pericardium, two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surrounds the heart, holds it in place ...Read more