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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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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Still Possible: Steroids decrease our ability to heal and fight infection. Depending on the dose, you still may be able to have a mentoplasty. I would consult with a well respected facial plastic surgeon who can coordinate things with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Healing: Steriods generally slow down the healing process as they affect the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a major protein made by the body in healing and forming scars. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon who may or may not want you to be off the steroid for a period of time around the surgery. ...Read more

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Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

They hurt the kidney: Nsaids interfere with the internal regulation of blood flow in the kidney. Using them reduces renal blood flow and decreases kidney function. ...Read more

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Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

NO: There are no drugs that treat diabetic nephropathy per se. Diabetic nephropathy is not a curable condition. Slowing it down can be achieved by several maneuvers including controlling diabetes and hypertension well and using drug group called ace inhibitors or arb under a close supervision of a doctor since these drugs may have significant side effects. ...Read more

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How will non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose affect my health going forward?

How will non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose affect my health going forward?

Kidney and stomach: These are the two areas most affected. Nsaids can cause erosion of the stomach lining and lead to ulcers and bleeding. They can also cause acute renal failure, especially if taken in large doses. If everything looks fine after an overdose then there shouldn't be any long-term problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose?

NSAIDs: NSAIDs do have side effects and therefore the FDA recommends the lowest effective dose for the shortest period of time. In rare cases overdoses may occur. The biggest concern is an acute injury to the kidneys. Some medications such as diclofenac in high doses may affect the liver. Aspirin may also be considered an NSAID and in high doses may cause GI upset and ringing of the ears. ...Read more

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If my back pain responded well to strong steroids and anti inflammatory meds does that mean i would benefit from those injections that numb the nerves?

Get 2nd opinion: With cardiac catherization, endoscopy procedures done, and taking otc pain, and prescription blood pressure meds, you may benefit from seeing an osteopathic doctor to evaluate your pain, and musculoskeletal issues further, before using injectables. Steroids and anti-imflammatories are not safe to use long term, because of their side effect profiles.So, look at some non-drug alternatives 1st. ...Read more

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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery?

Well usually, : Anti inflammatory drops are used to slow or suppress the scarring (bad form of healing) reaction that can occur after refractive surgery. It can also alleviate discomfort. There are a wide variety of very effective steroid and non steroidal agents that can be used after refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Hi Can a person with a pacemaker take anti inflammatory medication?

PPM and NSAID. : As long as it hasn’t literally just been put in, I do not see the presence of a pacemaker in and of itself is a contraindication to use of anti-inflammatory analgesic medications. ...Read more

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Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

No: Ssri/snri (anti-depressants) and nsaids all interact with platelets. Aspirin also interacts with platelets and can increase risk of bleeding. Being that your are 25 and if otherwise healthy (normal platelets on a CBC - complete blood count). You should be able to take citalopram with minimal risk. If you have easy bruising, black stools other signs bleeding contact your doctor and stop ssri. ...Read more

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Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Not in kids/adult: Inflammation within scrotum from eg from epididymitis may cause a small acute hydrocele which will can resolve with nsaids, but true hydroceles in adults are caused by xs fluid seretion bt tunica vaginalis oevrlying testis. Small hydroceles in babies may resolve spontaneously in 1st year of life. > 1 year communicating hydroceles, hydrocelees of the cord or large ones respond to surgery alone. ...Read more

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If cardiologists are so concerned about anti-inflammatory effects leading to cardiac events then what medications do they recommend to patients?

Inaccurate: Cardiologists are concerned about inflammatory effects - anti-inflammatory action is considered good. Healthy diet including fish, small amts of alcohol, and olive oil, daily exercise, avoidance of smoking, control of BP, maintenance of normal weight, and, if indicated, use of a statin - are all associated with anti-inflammatory effects. Good health to you! ...Read more

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