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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

Somewhat better.: Ibuprophen is anti-inflammtory has well as being a pain reliever. Acetominophen is a pain reliever but has no effect on inflammation. While neither is all you should be taking for an inflammatory arthritis. Both can be used in degenerative arthritis, but there is some inflammations exist in this condition too! Go iwth the ibuprophen or naproxen. Remember, either can also be taken with tylenol! ...Read more

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How are 800mg Ibuprofen tablets different from taking 4 200mg ibuprofen tablets? This is for arthritis treatment.

How are 800mg Ibuprofen tablets different from taking 4 200mg ibuprofen tablets? This is for arthritis treatment.

1 vs 4 pills: No difference, but at your age I would be very concerned about such a high dose doe to potential kidney damage and other problems like ulcers in your stomach and bowel with bleeding and perforations. Please talk to your doctor about alternative medicine with less potential risks ...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 than ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I take piroxicam daily for arthritis, I have a headache, would it be ok to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen? Thanks!

I take piroxicam daily for arthritis, I have a headache, would it be ok to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen? Thanks!

See details: I am not a fan of piroxicam as it is an NSAID with fairly high risk of side effects. I would consult with a rheumatologist about your arthritis. You can take acetaminophen with piroxicam but I would not take another NSAID such as ibuprofen. That just increases side effect risk. ...Read more

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I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

Key word is "AN": Ibuprofen may increase the chance of stomach irritation and bleeding, and alcohol can do the same thing and increase that effect of the ibuprofen. One drink, now and again, is unlikely to cause any problems, but multiple drinks on a regular basis can cause gastritis with the possiblity of causing an ulcer and/or bleeding. Taking the Ibuprofen together with a meal, or milk or an antacid may help. ...Read more

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Is the use of ibuprofen and codeine more effective than ibuprofen alone in managing rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Is the use of ibuprofen and codeine more effective than ibuprofen alone in managing rheumatoid arthritis pain?

For temporary pain : Relief Yes, but long term benefit No. Neither one should be used as sole therapy for pain control or disease management. I would highly recommend for you to be eval by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Just took a handful of tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis and a handful of ibuprofen nothing bad can happen right?

Just took a handful of tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis and a handful of ibuprofen nothing bad can happen right?

Wrong: Please pick up the phone and call the county crisis line where you live. Or call 911 or get yourself to the er. Whether this was a suicide attempt or not, you do not need to be feeling this bad. Please let this be a cry for help and the start of the next best day of your life. Get help there now. ...Read more

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If 800 mg of ibuprofen does not work, how many Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650 mg arthritis 8 hour tablets should I take with it?

If 800 mg of ibuprofen does not work, how many Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650 mg arthritis 8 hour tablets should I take with it?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) + ibuprofen: No interaction here so the answer is the same whether taking ibuprofen or not — as long as liver function is good. So, one cn take 3000-4000 mg aslirin per day in divided doses. Use the smaller dose for small persons. ...Read more

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My hips have arthritis in them. I take 15mg meloxicam and I am feeling worse some days! Can I take ibuprofen or vicodin in same day?

My hips have arthritis in them.  I take 15mg meloxicam and I am feeling worse some days!  Can I take ibuprofen or vicodin in same day?

Not ibuprofen: You can take vicodin if that is prescribed to you for the pain as the Acetaminophen will not cause any issues related to the meloxicam. However, do not take Ibuprofen with our as they are both nsaids and can increase the side effects you may have, including GI upset and ulcers. If the current regimen is not helping, discuss with your physician other options like injections. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I started taking ibuprofen for arthritis. Now my feet, ankles are swollen. How long will it take for the swelling to go down after I stop the advil?

I started taking ibuprofen for arthritis. Now my feet, ankles are swollen.  How long will it take for the swelling to go down after I stop the advil?

Varies: It varies quite a bit, you certainly did the right thing stopping it. If it does not get better with 24-48 hours, or get worse at any point, or if it associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain, you should be seen immediately, even if it means going to the ER. There are other potential causes which can be very serious. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more

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What could be the best treatment for TMJ chronic arthritis in case ibuprofen pills and heat packs don't work anymore? Then you very much =o)

What could be the best treatment for TMJ chronic arthritis in case ibuprofen pills and heat packs don't work anymore? Then you very much
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Dentist evaluation: Tmj issues can be complex. If you have a displaced articular cartilage, you may need a splint designed to recapture it. If the issue is primarily musculo skeletal, you may need a regimen of physical therapy. It's possible surgery may be required but these decisions require diagnosis by an experienced dentist. The usual process starts with minimal invasiveness and progresses under supervision. ...Read more

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Is taking lisinopril for high blood pressure ok to take with ibuprofen for arthritis?

Be careful: Generally I do not recommend this combination. Ibuprofen and Lisinopril together can trigger kidney failure especially if the patient becomes dehydrated. Secondly long term use of Ibuprofen can actually raise blood pressure reducing the effectiveness of the lisinopril. ...Read more

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I take lisinopril for high blood pressure and ibuprofen for arthritis. Is this combo safe?

I take lisinopril for high blood pressure and ibuprofen for arthritis. Is this combo safe?

In moderation: Lisinopril is a good BP medication. Ibuprofen is a good analgesic and anti imflammatory medication, but has side effects and should be used in moderation. It can retain fluid, raise the blood pressure and irriate the stomach. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2.5 mg lisinopryl for high blood pressure and 600 mg ibuprofen for arthritis pain together or close together?

Is it safe to take 2.5 mg lisinopryl for high blood pressure and 600 mg ibuprofen for arthritis pain together or close together?

NSAID induced HTN: Most nsaids (medicines in Ibuprofen class) tend to raise BP ... Need to monitor BP closely and try to take Ibuprofen only intermittently. No clear evidence that they counteract each other but I would advise that you take it at different times. ...Read more

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34y. O. Spent day hanging xmas lts, using hammer a lot, etc. Hands/fingers prty sore. Overuse or sign of arthritis? Remedies aside from tkg ibuprofen?

34y. O. Spent day hanging xmas lts, using hammer a lot, etc. Hands/fingers prty sore. Overuse or sign of arthritis?  Remedies aside from tkg ibuprofen?

Not arthitis: This is probably not arthritis given your age. Sound more like overuse. The best treatment is to stop the offending activity. You can also advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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I have CHF and have arthritis in my knee. Is there anything I can take that won't interfere with my CHF? I have been told not to take any Advil (ibuprofen).

I have CHF and have arthritis in my knee. Is there anything I can take that won't interfere with my CHF? I have been told not to take any Advil (ibuprofen).

Avoid NSAIDs: You should avoid all NSAIDs as they have cardiac and renal adverse effects for you. Acetaminophen is safe and if not enough relief can use pain relieving opiates. Local injection I
of syncing or similar products is feasible as is low dose less absorbed steroids by injection Good luck. ...Read more

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The only OTC med that helps pain in my knee is ibuprofen. But it is too rough on my stomach. What are my options? I'm in so much pain. (arthritis?)

The only OTC med that helps pain in my knee is ibuprofen. But it is too rough on my stomach. What are my options? I'm in so much pain. (arthritis?)

See details: Hold the Ibuprofen for 1 week, start Prilosec 1 tab daily immediately. After a week try to restart the Ibuprofen and stop it immediately if GI issues return. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in the lower right side of my back. I have been on ibuprofen for arthritis in my knee for a few months. Is this my kidney acting up?

I have a dull ache in the lower right side of my back. I have been on ibuprofen for arthritis in my knee for a few months. Is this my kidney acting up?

Kidney mid back: You are right to be concerned about kidney damage with regular use of Ibuprofen. The kidney is tucked under the ribs in your back. If this is where you are having pain or there is blood in your urine then be checked. Otherwise, have a routine review of your kidneys because of your medication. All the best. ...Read more

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62yr male w/gerd & arthritis. 1 dr said take arthrotec, another said arthrotec was hard on kidneys & liver & to take Advil (ibuprofen) with maloxx. Please advise.

62yr male w/gerd & arthritis. 1 dr said take arthrotec, another said arthrotec was hard on kidneys & liver & to take Advil (ibuprofen) with maloxx. Please advise.

Different suggestion: Misoprostil and diclofenac are the active ingredients in Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). Diclofenac is the NSAID for arthritis and misoprostil is used to prevent NSAID ulcers. Studies show short term protection is about equal for misoprostil and omrprazole, but misoprostil has a higher relapse rate and more side effects. Maalox reduces heartburn but does not protect from ulcers, so your NSAID plus Omeprazole best. ...Read more

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I'm having weight loss surgery they say I cannot take ibuprofen by mouth I have arthritis hurt lot do they have shot of ibuprofen I can do for pain?

Arthritis medication: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, like Ibuprofen, can cause some thinning of the blood. Prior to any surgery they need to be stopped to decrease the bleeding potential.
It doesn't matter how you would take the medication, it would still have this issue. With bariatric surgery(weight loss), the stomach could be irritated by the medication so another reason it is not allowed. Good luck ...Read more

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Period is know to be irregular sometimes.last one was July 9. Having period like pains (not as bad as actual period pains) and white discharge. 3 negative hpt. I took an ibuprofen and arthritis pain med. And pain went away. I'm 19 years old and always use

Period is know to be irregular sometimes.last one was July 9. Having period like pains (not as bad as actual period pains) and white discharge. 3 negative hpt. I took an ibuprofen and arthritis pain med. And pain went away. I'm 19 years old and always use

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. There are many options for painful periods. ...Read more

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My mom 58 years old take methotrexate for her rheumatoid arthritis disease and ibuprofen (every day) to relief joint pains is this safe?

Probably: Methotrexate and Ibuprofen have been around to treat RA for a long time. With Methotrexate I monitor patients every 2-3 months with blood counts and liver function tests. Ibuprofen is a nsaid. Kidney function and blood pressure need to be monitored every 4-6 months. If she has underlying liver or kidney disease she needs more frequent monitoring as than the risk of side effects increase. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...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