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What arthritis pain medicine is safe to take along with blood thinning?

What arthritis pain medicine is safe to take along with blood thinning?

Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is felt to be safe with most blood thinners. As long as liver is ok. Really depends on which " thinner" you are referring to. ...Read more

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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What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joints or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?

37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?

Joint pain: Multiple joints swelling and pain sounds like you have active arthritis, Have yourself examined to rule out Rheumatoid arthritis or any other connective tissue problem. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

Arthritis Drugs: Drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis include Leflunomide (arava) and the "biologic" medications Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade), Anakinra (kineret), Adalimumab (humira), Rituximab (rituxan), Abatacept (orencia), golimumab (simponi), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), and tocilizumab (actemra). Each of these medications can increase the risk for infections but are very effective. ...Read more

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What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

NSAIDS: Nsaids will be helpful for hand arthritis. Also nsaids like dicliofenac gel might be more helpful as it helps locally and will hae less adverse effects... ...Read more

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When on blood pressure pills, is it safe to take anacin for arthritis pain?

When on blood pressure pills, is it safe to take anacin for arthritis pain?

Generally Yes: However because anacin has both aspirin and caffeine in it you may want to run it by your doctor that takes care of your blood pressure. Both of these medications can raise your blood pressure and if you are not well controlled can be an issue for you. ...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 advice that you take it at different times. ...Read more

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Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

See below: Other than those that act on norepiephrine (nucynta (tapentadol) and tramadol) I think any would be fine. The two that I exclude are simply ones that may interfere with your BP control, but are not absolute contraindications. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

What's the best over-the-counter medicine to relieve arthritis pain?

Exercise: Exercise (gentle stretchings, walking, swimming) is one of the best things you can do for arthritis pain; its better than over-the-counter, its free. You can take supplements such as combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, you can also take painkillers such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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What can or should I take for arthritis pain in all. Major joints.

What can or should I take for arthritis pain in all. Major joints.

Joint pain: You can start with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen over the counter. If your pain is not improved, you should see your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Can there be any herbal medicine to stop arthritis pain in the joints?

Can there be any herbal medicine to stop arthritis pain in the joints?

Supplements: Like glucosamine, chondroitin, curcumin, L-carnosine, Reservatrol, BioPerine and bitter melon have shown good success with some arthritic pain. Check Out the Regenexx Advanced Stem Cell Support Formula, they have all those highly quality ingredients in their formula together. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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Should I take a joint supplement to help my knee arthritis pain?

Should I take a joint supplement to help my knee arthritis pain?

Possibly: Most joint supplements are otc and are supplements and are not required by the fda to supply any data regarding efficacy. I would recommend speaking with your physician or orthopedic doctor and show them what you are planning to take. Also, if not already done consider an evaluation by an orthopedic doctor to see if alternatives are available. ...Read more

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What is a good OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain?

What is a good OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain?

Arthritis pain: Many otc heat or icy rubs can give some relief. Look for products with capsacein. ...Read more

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What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products (menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin.

There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more

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What type of essence or oil should I take for arthritis pain?

What type of essence or oil should I take for arthritis pain?

Omega 3 fish oil: Omega 3 fish oil is very effective anti inflammatory for arthritis. You need to take an excellent quality fish oil with a high amy of epa and dha. You can take up to 8 grams per day. Start slowly and increase by 1 gram per day. Go to my website to order an excellent brand. 2 pills equal 4 pills of many other brands: www. Nutrametrix. Com/myramd. ...Read more

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What type of flower essence or oil should I take to help with arthritis pain?

What type of flower essence or oil should I take to help with arthritis pain?

Flaxseed for arthrit: There are no botanicals or oils scientifically shown to prevent the advancement of arthritis, but flax seed taken as 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal per day has been shown in some studies to decrease pain of arthritis. This is probably due to the anti inflammatory aspect of the omega acids in the flax seed. ...Read more

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What type of natural herbs, flower essence or oil should I take for arthritis pain?

What type of natural herbs, flower essence or oil should I take for arthritis pain?

Integrative MD: I'm not an integrative specialist but I know of one in san fran that has me taking turmeric boswelia and traumeel cream.
Her name is dr. Julie chen. She does local tv in sf and was recently featured on a nationally syndicated doctor show. Check out her website at integrativemd. Vpweb. Com. ...Read more

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I have never had addiction problems (58 years). Just prescribed Ultram for significant arthritis pain. Is Ultram safe to use?

Probably: Tramadol (ultram) is an opioid since it works by stimulating the mu opioid receptor. It should have been controlled by the fda right at the outset. I have needed to detox numerous people from it. However, your history suggests you can use this safely. As long as you use it for severe pain, avoid routine use, avoid any pattern of use- you will likely be fine. ...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...

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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Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more

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What should I take for excruciating arthritis pain?

Depends: Based on the world health organization step therapy, the first line is tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen), second line is nonsteroidals like Motrin or naprosyn, and third line is opioids. It depends on the training of the physician on whether or not opioids will be offered since there is differing point of view of the use of opioids in chronic non malignant pain like arthritis. ...Read more

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My grandfather is 80 yrs old, his only problm is arthritis knee joint. What should be done to relieve arthritis pain other than medicines and surgery?

My grandfather is 80 yrs old, his only problm is arthritis knee joint. What should be done to relieve arthritis pain other than medicines and surgery?

Arthritic knee Tx: Besides surgery and medicines, the remaining options include therapy, injections and bracing. Therapy helps the most. Injections, including cortisone type and hyaluronate, give temporizing relief. Knee sleeves can provide symptom relief. Assistive walking devices, like canes and walkers, can help with ambulation, but more importantly prevent falls. ...Read more

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Hello. I have to take naproxen for arthritis pain, what can I do about constipation? Does it slow motility? I am a 63 year old female. Thank you.

Hello. I have to take naproxen for arthritis pain, what can I do about constipation? Does it slow motility? I am a 63 year old female. Thank you.

Diet first: Fruits, vegatables, , more water, walk alot, then add mirilax[polyetheline glycol] 1-2x/day for softener, thenstimulant like senna or bisacodyl to squeeze it out. Naproxyn rarely cause this but can be overcome with above ...Read more

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I have arthritis pain in my hands and I take arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) and was wondering can I use a OTC cream on my hands at the same time? If so what kind is good?

I have arthritis pain in my hands and I take arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) and was wondering can I use a OTC cream on my hands at the same time? If so what kind is good?

Yes: I think you should stick to arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). If that's not cutting it, then you seek a step up in your treatment from your physician. I don't think a cream will be that helpful. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Yes for short time: If your IBD is in remission then, you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) for up to 14 days without risk to your IBD. Otherwise, no there is a contraindication against the drug. ...Read more

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Any vitamins, supplements, etc. That help w/ rheumatoid arthritis pain? Used to take Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) don't like it. The joint pain is getting unbearable.

Lots: Glucosamine, chondroitin, Curcumin, L-Carnosine, Bioperine, Reservatol, Bitter Melon, Fish Oil can be substances/supplements that have shown beneficial to arthritic joints and regrowth of tissue for people with arthritis. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...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