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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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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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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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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's .

I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's .

You're getting: Younger . Suggest to your dr to consider giving u muscle relaxers and/or opioids usual causes of back pain are muscle strain &ddd/degenerative disc disease/ arthritis of the spine.Though the name sounds dreadful, fear not! people don't die from it. Continue with what u r doing.Maintain good posture, massage and physical therapy may help if it worsens, x-ray and/or MRI of the spine may b warranted. ...Read more

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What is the strongest anti inflammatory cream for low back pain and other muscle pain in thighs and arms? I don't want to take a pill everyday.

Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel: This is very effective with scientific data to back it up. It is pricey without insurance. Compounding pharmacies can make many non-steroidal gels and creams, such as Ketoprofen at a more reasonable cost. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine w/ prilocaine-topical cream be used in area of pain?

Yes: Depending on the source of pain they may provide some relief. Don't expect relief unless the source of pain is superficial. ...Read more

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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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When do I need to take and oral antihistamine for itching as opposed to a topical cream?

When do I need to take and oral antihistamine for itching as opposed to a topical cream?

Itchy Skin: When the area of itch is too significant for a small amount of cream to cover. And there is nothing wrong with doing both. Itching can be an internal issue or an external issue. Antihistamines help to drastically reduce itch and are longer lasting, depending on the topical cream/ointment used. ...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