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Doctor insights on: Rheumatoid Arthritis And Enteric Coated Aspirin Allergy

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Why shouldn't aspirin be given in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Why shouldn't aspirin be given in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Reye's syndrome: Aspirin is not recommended for any children due to its association with reye's syndrome that can lead to liver failure. Plenty of other meds work well and are safe if given in the recommended doses such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Naproxen is a good medication for temporary relief but it does not put the disease into remission. Effective treatment is weekly low dose Methotrexate and a tnf inhibitor. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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What is the difference in 81 enteric coated aspirin and 81 non enteric coated...is their any interference with other meds if enteric coated?

What is the difference in 81 enteric coated aspirin and 81 non enteric coated...is their any interference with other meds if enteric coated?

See below: Enteric coated just means the pill is coated with a material to prevent it from dissolving in the stomach. This avoids stomach upset in some patients. Interference with other medicines is not an issue either way. ...Read more

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Does enteric coated aspirin cause stomach upsets?

It can: The enteric coated offers some protection, but it still depends on the sensitivity of your stomach lining to Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen found in Motrin and advil (ibuprofen). For a detailed discussion of pros and cons of aspirin, please see my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. ...Read more

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Enteric coated aspirin or dolobid easy on the kidneys?

No difference: Enteric coated medications are coated to limit stomach upset. The effect on the kidneys is unaffected by enteric coating. If you take the medication, i.e.aspirin, as recommended you should be safe vis a vis effect on the kidneys. In the absence of pre existing renal disease, only an overdose is risky. ...Read more

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I drank two beers with one 325mg Enteric Coated aspirin unknowingly that there could be an interaction. Is it safe to drink anymore beer today?

I drank two beers with one 325mg Enteric Coated aspirin unknowingly that there could be an interaction. Is it safe to drink anymore beer today?

Underlying problem?: Alcohol intake has its own risks. However, one aspirin with three beers is unlikely to cause a medical catastrophe UNLESS the stomach lining is damaged. A stomach lining that is compromised by chronic alcohol use, ulcers, gastritis, excessive use of pain killers aka NSAIDS (to name a few) may worsen with aspirin use. Enteric coated aspirin is usually the safer aspirin to use. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. What can I expect?

I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. What can I expect?

Wide variety: If you have a new diagnosis and you have positive blood work, it most likely will not be very aggressive and can be managed with medicines. Some people develop severe arthritis that require joint replacements but that is more common in those that develop RA at a young age. Be sure to find a good rheumatologist and an ortho specialist if surgery is needed. ...Read more

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My very stubborn sister has rheumatoid arthritis. What can she do to treat?

My very stubborn sister has rheumatoid arthritis. What can she do to treat?

See an MD: She needs to see a rheumatologist. These specialists are best equipped to advise and manage her problem, assuming the diagnosis accurate. Unfortunately, if she doesn't want to go, there is little you can do. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative?

What is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative?

RA/osteoarthritis: Ra is a condition that is autoimmune, usually presenting earlier in life than osteoarthritis which is inflammation of the joints due to wear and tear. ...Read more

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Aspirin Allergy (Definition)

Unpredictable reactions to Aspirin including: 1) acute asthma in persons with nasal polyps and persistent asthma; 2) anaphylactic reactions; 3) hives and/or angioedema; 4) flare of hives in 25% of persons with chronic hives. Skin or blood tests are of no help with diagnosis. Usually not believed to be ige mediated, but instead related to lipoxygenase ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more