8 doctors weighed in:

My wife has arthritis but she's allergic to nsaids? What are the options?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: There are many

There are many options for the arthritic patient.
A lot depends on which joint is arthritic. There are over the counter medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen). Prescription medications such as tramadol can be useful. Steroid injections or viscosupplimentation injections can be done as well. Physical therapy, home exercise programs, weight reduction and deweighting a joint can also be helpful.

In brief: There are many

There are many options for the arthritic patient.
A lot depends on which joint is arthritic. There are over the counter medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen). Prescription medications such as tramadol can be useful. Steroid injections or viscosupplimentation injections can be done as well. Physical therapy, home exercise programs, weight reduction and deweighting a joint can also be helpful.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
Thank
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Celecoxib

There are several forms of NSAID intolerance.
When true allergy is present it is usually to a single agent. For example, persons allergic to Ibuprofen can often take naproxyn sodium safely. For those where all nsaids trigger asthma & laryngospasm, Celecoxib has been administered safely. Alternatively, under an allergist's care, it is often possible to orally desensitize patients to nsaids.

In brief: Celecoxib

There are several forms of NSAID intolerance.
When true allergy is present it is usually to a single agent. For example, persons allergic to Ibuprofen can often take naproxyn sodium safely. For those where all nsaids trigger asthma & laryngospasm, Celecoxib has been administered safely. Alternatively, under an allergist's care, it is often possible to orally desensitize patients to nsaids.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors