When the kneecap is out of whack, doctors call the condition patellar malalignment . (The patella is the kneecap.) Patellar malalignment often goes undiagnosed. The author suggests that, when it is diagnosed, doctors are sometimes too quick to use surgery as the first treatment. There are two kinds of symptoms related to patella problems, slipping and pain. Patients who feel the patella slip, or even dislocate, usually have mechanical problems with their knee. Patellar pain, on the other hand, isn't fully understood by doctors. Many patients with patellar malalignment don't feel any pain. Others do. Factors such as an injury or overuse seem to trigger the pain. Other disorders may cause the pain, such as nerve or blood vessel problems or inflammation of the patellar tendon. And some conditions can cause patellar pain even when the patella is correctly lined up. The author discusses a number of ways to identify patellar malalignment. Foot problems, tightness of the muscles around the kne...
Generic Name: FENTANYL - SUBLINGUAL Pronounced: (FEN-ta-nil) Fentanyl Citrate SL Uses
This medication is used to help relieve sudden
(breakthrough) pain in people who are already taking narcotic medication
around-the-clock for cancer pain. Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs known as
narcotic (opiate) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body
feels and responds to pain.
This medication should not be used to relieve mild or
short-term pain (such as due to headache/migraine, dental procedures,
How To Use Fentanyl Citrate SL
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using fentanyl and each time you get a refill. Learn all usage
and disposal instructions. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or
Use fentanyl sublingual tablets as directed by your
doctor. If your mouth is dry, take a sip of water to moisten it before using
this medication. Spit out or swall...
Generic Name: FENTANYL SPRAY - NASAL Pronounced: (FEN-ta-nil) Fentanyl Citrate Nasl Precautions
Before taking fentanyl, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor,
breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD)
mental/mood disorders (such as confusion,
personal or family history of regular use/abuse of
stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation,
diarrhea due to infection, paralytic ileus)
difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged
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