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Doctor insights on: The Anti Inflammatory Drug Mesalamine

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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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What is the treatment for non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose?

What is the treatment for non steroidal anti inflammatory overdose?

See a Doctor !: Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid (asa) is quite powerful . Overdose affects you blood clotting. It can also affect your blood pH (acidity) which is extremely dangerous. Nsaids are in the same general description ...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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Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?

Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?

Perhaps: Infliximab may decrease sperm motility and the number of normal oval forms. Whether these changes translate into impaired fertility is unknown. 6mp has been rarely associated with birth defects even when the father takes the medication. The benefits, however, often outweigh the risks and you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine a type of anti inflamatory drug?

Is diphenhydramine a type of anti inflamatory drug?

Not really: Diphenhydramine blocks histamine effects and as such blocks inflammation but not in the same sense as asa, advil, aleve (naproxen) or steroids which have multiple anti inflammatory effects for arthritis, injury, etc. ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

Yes: Ethambutol is one of effective anti-tb drugs and often added to Isoniazid and rifampin. Optic neuritis and hyperuricemia are well known side effects. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to anti inflammatorys does acetaminophen have any anti inflammatorys in it ?

I'm allergic to anti inflammatorys does acetaminophen have any anti inflammatorys in it ?

Acetaminophen: Acetominophen is an analgesic(pain reliever) and an anti-pyretic(fever reducer), it is not an anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter anti- inflammatory painkiller for gout?

What is the best over-the-counter anti- inflammatory painkiller for gout?

Motrin or Aleve (naproxen): It is recommended to not use ASPIRIN, because it can raise the levels of uric acid in the blood. Ask your health care provider if a NSAID would be appropriate treatment for your condition. ...Read more

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Which anti-inflamatory medican is more effective meloxican or diclofenan?

See below: Different anti-inflammatories work differently on different patient---some work and some don't whereas they work for other wells and others not. Basically you will not know until you try. ...Read more

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Which anti inflammatory is best for immediate pain relief that lasts...ibuprofen 800mg or meloxicam 15mg?

Which anti inflammatory is best for immediate pain relief that lasts...ibuprofen 800mg or meloxicam 15mg?

Depends but meloxica: meloxicam takes about 4-5 hours to reach a max in your body. Ibuprofen takes about 2-4 hours. But meloxicam stays in your system long about 15-20hrs. Ibuprofen stays in your system for about 2-4 hours for the first dose. I like naproxen it takes about 60 min for peak effect and lasts about 12-17 hrs. But don't take any of these if you are pregnant ...Read more

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What is the recommended dose of prednisone when using for anti inflammatory?

What is the recommended dose of prednisone when using for anti inflammatory?

Varies: The dose of Prednisone varies with the severity of the inflammatory p roblem. Many conditions can be successfully treated with small doses but life-threatening problems may require very large amounts of steroids. The goal is always to use the least amount of Prednisone for the shortest possible time. ...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