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Nsaids And Steroids
Probably OK: Both of these drugs can irritate the stomach, and together they can be a one-two punch. However, many patients do just fine especially if they did not have stomach issues to start with. Your prescribing md will be able to tell you what to watch out for. ...Read more
Broadness of term: Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that are similar to cortisol, a steroid that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands that sit on top of one's kidneys. Corticosteroids are a type of steroid. Anabolic steroids are a different type of steroids which are often abused by people wanting to "bulk up" or improve their weightlifting artificially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you take ibuprofen (an nsaid) and bupropion (steroid) if you are taking entocort (a corticosteroid)?
Yes: bupropion is not a steroid, and I am not aware of any contraindications to your drug combinations, but would just express some concern that steroids increase the chances of stomach ulcers and bleeding, and NSAIDs may worsen this. Talk to your doctor about using something to protect your stomach (sucralfate, prilosec and others) if stomach upset is present, or even as prevention. ...Read more
Which has lesser side effects for short term use for inflammation (1 week). Oral steroids like prednisolone/medrol or nsaid like ibuprofen/naproxen?
Extremely horrible reaction to cortisone injection and cortisone Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Are there any alternatives?
NSAIDs: NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen sodium and etodolac have slight ly different properties and side effects. Any patient may respond better to one or another - see which works best for you in. terms of how often you can take the drug and what side effects like stomach upset you experience. Good luck. ...Read more
Dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Enbrel and occasionally prednisone burst pack. Chronic debilitating pain, not EVEN touched by OTC meds, or ensaids. Please help!!!!!!
Sound like: you need to have a frank discussion with your Rheumatologist1 the treatment of RA has advanced greatly over the past decade. Biological therapy and combination of various medications usually result in control of pain and joint damage! SPEAK OUT!! Hope this helps and BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can be taken for bad muscle and joint pain besides nsaids? nephrologist and gastroenterologist both said no nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help
Try topical therapy: To minimize side effects, topical therapy like heat, massage, capsaicin cream &lidocaine patches are often helpful. It's important to remember that some degree of musculoskeletal discomfort is to be expected with age, and getting our mind to focus on other things is really important. Gradual exercise helps. Stronger pain meds should be used only occasionally due to life-threatening side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can antibiotics like amoxicillin alleviate joint inflammation? Nsaids, cortisone, and therapy have not with warm/swollen after 20 months post-op.
No: Antibiotics are in general used for infections. But some antibiotics have anti-inflammatory capabilities. Some of the tetracyclines have been shown to have anti-inflammatory abilities. They work against metalloproteases which can be involved in joint damage. Doxycycline has been shown to be helpful in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Others have not been shown to be anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
See details: You have asked this question before. I avoid you to avoid anabolic steroids because of the high likelihood of side effects including impotency, testicular atrophy, fits of rage and heart attacks. The use of this substance is the reason why so many professional wrestlers die so young. ...Read more
What do you think of the combination of celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine to treat RA beside taking other medications such as methotrexate and Enbrel ? Instead of Norco or motrin or tramadol
Depends on severity: It depends on the severity and activity of your RA. Enbrel and Methotrexate are great drugs if you have active. If it is not active Celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine are alternatives. We discourage people to use narcotic painkillers for non cancer pain for the long term since it is very addictive and people become tolerant for the doses and expect increasing doses ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers