Monday, November 24, 2014

NSAID Medications

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help treat pain an inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They do not stop the progression of the disease or joint damage, which is why a DMARD, such as methotrexate or a biologic, is typically used in combination.

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I was reading through the  MyRACentral News Page the other day and an article about Celebrex caught my eye.  Celebrex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) in the COX-2 inhibitor family.  A similar drug, Vioxx, manufactured by rival company Merck, was withdrawn from the market in September 2004 because of increased risk of…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs thanks! Glad it was helpful.

11/01/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered My rheumatologist says I have a… I'm sorry to hear you're having such a rough time. I hope I can help with a…

01/10/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered How Long Does one dose of Prednisone… sorry - meant to ask if your son had been diagnosed as hyperactive, not…

11/20/12

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered How much do NSAIDs conflict with high… I think step one is to get effective pain control, no matter what. There…

04/12/12

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