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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for arthritis, without seeing a doctor?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Ibuprofen, Naproxen are two drugs available without prescription.
Follow the label instructions and read the side effects (stomach upset is most common). It should not be used if you have stomach ulcers. Acetaminophen can relieve minor to moderate arthritis pain. Avoid it if you have liver problems. All medications (including over the counter) can have side effects. Read the package insert.

In brief: Yes
Ibuprofen, Naproxen are two drugs available without prescription.
Follow the label instructions and read the side effects (stomach upset is most common). It should not be used if you have stomach ulcers. Acetaminophen can relieve minor to moderate arthritis pain. Avoid it if you have liver problems. All medications (including over the counter) can have side effects. Read the package insert.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Arthritis strenght t
Tylenol (acetaminophen) studies fail to show any increased efficacy of prescription arthritis meds over otc nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen).

In brief: Arthritis strenght t
Tylenol (acetaminophen) studies fail to show any increased efficacy of prescription arthritis meds over otc nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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