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Doctor insights on: Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug For Pericarditis

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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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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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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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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