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Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

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Osteoarthritis pain relief is one of the first lines of treatment of the condition.  Treatment can start with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Advil or Tylenol.  Some companies also market pain relievers which are specifically made for arthritis pain relief.  These over-the-counter medications are for more mild cases, where patients should still consult a doctor to create a lifestyle change in order to stop the progression of the disease.

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Can I take pain medications if I am also taking Coumadin?   The following story is fictional but is comprised from encounters with a few different patients I have seen over the years. I have changed details and combined the stories in order to comply with my patients' privacy.   I had a patient come in the other day and tell me that she…

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V, Health Guide, answered Can You Take Ibuprofen With Meloxicam? Hello, Don.  Since Ibuprofen and Meloxicam are both anti-inflammatory drugs,…


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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered What To Take If You Can't Take… Many options exist for treating the pain of arthritis. Medications like tramadol…


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V, Health Guide, answered I have a problem taking nsaids because… Hi, Maxine. I think you need to ask your doctor about this.  I took…


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Casey McNulty, Health Guide, answered voltaren gel Hi Margaret,   Voltaren is not approved for use on the spine, hips and shoulder because the…


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