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Aging Gracefully, With a Chronic Disease

...y some of the available treatments, including pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, such as methotrexate and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers. Exercise, weight loss and diet changes also can be help...

Arcoxia Slammed –Nothing Better Than Vioxx Says FD

...OX-2 drugs have never been shown to be better pain relievers than older NSAIDs like ibuprofen. Yet doctors eagerly prescribed them in part because they tend to cause fewer ulcers and less gastrointestinal bleeding. There is nothing special about this drug that would warrant giving it to patients and putting...

Merck's Pain Reliever Arcoxia Rejected by US Federal Advisory Panel

...OX-2 drugs have never been shown to be better pain relievers than older NSAIDs like ibuprofen. But doctors eagerly prescribed them in part because they tend to cause fewer ulcers and less gastrointestinal bleeding. There is nothing special about this drug that would warrant giving it to patients and putting ...

Yes, Chicken Soup Can Help

... steamy air created by a bathroom shower. Pain relievers reduce fever and headaches. Acetaminophen will reduce a fever and ease sore throat pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) — including aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, also are an option but can cause stomach upset. Decongestants help e...

FDA Proposes Stringent Warnings Labels for Pain Relievers

.... Drugs such// as Tylenol and Aspirin used as pain relievers are easily available to the public. The FDA has ruled that, the warnings will be compulsory and will have to be displayed prominently on the labels. The language has to be simple and standardized, informed Dr.Charles Ganley who is the director of t...

Codeine-based painkillers to be used cautiously

...enting 1,600 pharmacists. “Patients who use pain relievers regularly over a prolonged period of time may experience rebound headaches. Pain relievers offer quick relief for occasional headaches. But there’s a limit – taking pain medication more than ...

Voluntary Error-Reporting System Ensures Patient Safety

...otics or antivirals (17 percent), followed by pain relievers and sedatives (15 percent), antihistamines for allergies (15 percent), nutritional supplements and vitamins (11 percent), gastrointestinal medications (8 percent), cardiovascular medications (7 percent) and hormonal medications (6 percent). Authors...

Transporter offers reliable clues for safer pain medicine

... AIDS patients. Opioid peptides are natural pain relievers with receptors – first identified because they react to opium – throughout the body, says Dr. Vadivel Ganapathy, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia. Studies have shown, for example, opioid ...

Medication Abuse In Chronic Migraine May Cause Hormonal Abnormalities

...hat people with chronic migraines who overuse pain relievers may have abnormalities in certain hormonal responses//. Dr. Innocenzo Rainero the study's lead author stated that though not yet clearly understood if overusing migraine medications can sometimes cause periodic migraines to become chronic, the new ...

Acetaminophen does not Protect Heart Muscle

...e who suffer heart attacks need to know which pain relievers are safe to use. Some studies have suggested there is an increased risk of stroke and heart attack among patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Gorman said. And a recent clinical study from Denmark suggested that NSAIDS may i...

Drugs are taken ignoring the drug labels

...sage and side effects. Mostly people take pain // relievers like ibuprofen and aspirin without consulting their doctor or the combination of drugs. People take over the counter drugs to relieve their symptoms; they take a combination of drugs for pain relief, cough and cold symptoms which may lead to wrong...

Yoga Cures Chronic Back Pain

...Dr Karen Sherman. Western medicine recommends pain relievers like muscle relaxants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in addition to exercise. The most common yoga poses appear to be the 17 poses of viniyoga. This is also a very easy style which can be easily mastered by beginners. Sherman s...

Drugs As Alternative To Surgery After Miscarriage

... ulcers that occur in people who take certain pain relievers for arthritis. Misoprostol is now more commonly used to induce labor, as it stimulates contractions of the uterus. The study authors wrote that pregnancy failure, or miscarriage, occurs in 15 percent of pregnancies. With miscarriage, in some cases,...

In The Habit Of Taking Painkillers For Your Chronic Headache? Time To Switch Over

...d not be possible for women to stop using the pain relievers abruptly. However alternatives can be taken wherever possible (Low back pain) to reduce the associated risk. ...

Steroids Effective For Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

... carpel tunnel syndrome include splinting and pain relievers like ibuprofen. When those methods fail to help, many patients undergo surgery to decompress the nerve. However, another option is to receive steroid injections to relieve symptoms. In a recent study researchers compared results between people who h...

The Effect Of Pain Relievers In Treating Kids With Migraine Questioned

...adolescence, // according to researchers. The pain relievers ibuprofen and acetaminophen are safe and effective for treating migraine headaches in children and adolescents according to new guidelines published by the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. Researchers evaluated over 166...

Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines

...iety defines overuse of medications as taking pain relievers for more than 15 days a month. Experts say more than 50 percent of patients who suffer from migraines are candidates for preventive treatment, but only about 5 percent actually use any. A recent study of patients who switched from acute treatments ...

Hyaluronan supplementation therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

...nee. This is an alternative treatment to oral pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs. Now, a new study by researchers from the University of Miami School of Medicine evaluated hyaluronan supplementation therapy for osteoarthritis. The researchers found that the available literature on hyaluronan supplemen...

Abuse of prescription drugs among youths on the rise

...e in their lives. Researchers also found that pain relievers are among the most abused prescription drugs, whil...diction and severe side effects. Opiate-based pain relievers are quite addictive and can slow breathing to potentially deadly slow levels. H. Westley Clark, Dir...

Back pain treated with Opioids

... use will lead to addiction. Yet they are powerful relievers of suffering and deserve to be made available wherever someone might benefit. The team of researchers hope that there will now be better clinical trials into the use of opioids in back pain, for the subject has been under researched....

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