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What medication reduces swelling from osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Antiinflamatories

Nsaids are the most common if tolerated by the patient.

In brief: Antiinflamatories

Nsaids are the most common if tolerated by the patient.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Young for

Osteoarthritis, tylenol (acetaminophen) safest, hot moist packs followed by icing down area- try and stay away from nsaids(bad for stomach).

In brief: Young for

Osteoarthritis, tylenol (acetaminophen) safest, hot moist packs followed by icing down area- try and stay away from nsaids(bad for stomach).
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. Steven Brown
Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory and will have no effect on swelling. It may help ease the discomfort however.
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