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The Anti Inflammatory Drug Mesalamine
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advil (ibuprofen) etc.: Most common are gastrointestinal upset.Get a more detailed answer ›
How does sulfasalazine measure up to other 5-asa drugs such as asacol (mesalamine) and colazal for ulcerative colitis?
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
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
Does Anti TB drugs i.e rifampicin,INH,ethambutol& pyrazinamide contain steroids? Does this drugs affect fertility?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?
Will taking anti inflammatory meds such as meloxicam affect testing being done for a rheumatologic disorder?
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