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Taking Multiple Pain Relievers May Cause Complications

Dual use of prescription, over-the-counter drugs raises risk of adverse side effects THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People who take more than one nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) may have poorer health-related quality of life, a U.S. study suggests. NSAIDs, which...

Consumers are Looking to Boiron Arnicare(R) as a Safer Option as FDA Enforces Stricter Labeling for Many Pain Relievers

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Many over-the-counter pain relievers will be required to carry stiffer warnings as the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implements its new labeling rules. The final ruling, made Tuesday, calls for stronger labeling on the dangers of liver...

The Effect Of Pain Relievers In Treating Kids With Migraine Questioned

Migraine headaches, usually an inherited disorder, are common in children with frequency increasing in 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 guideli...

FDA Proposes Stringent Warnings Labels for Pain Relievers

U.S. Food and Drug Administration have proposed that labels of commonly available painkillers should carry sterner warnings, that mention potential side effects. Drugs such// as Tylenol and Aspirin used as pain relievers are easily available to the public. The FDA has ruled that, the warnings w...

Nanotechnology Transforms Pain Relief

...r. Eisler consistently prefer natural topical pain relievers like Capsaicin, but the effects don't always last ... responded with MyOmega(R), the first line of pain relievers to enhance the effects of natural, topical pain relievers with a timed-release delivery system. The result i...

If 2 Painkillers Are Banned, What Next?

...odone. Both drugs are prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. But acetaminophen is the active ingredient in such popular over-the-counter pain relievers as Tylenol and Excedrin. And consumers may also not know that acetaminophen is present in many other over-the-counter products, including remedies for...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

...at over-the-counter (OTC) acetaminophen products. The agency's report found that many people may consume more than the recommended dose of these pain relievers in the mistaken belief that taking more will prove more effective against pain without posing health risks. Consumers may also not know that acetamino...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

...at over-the-counter (OTC) acetaminophen products. The agency's report found that many people may consume more than the recommended dose of these pain relievers in the mistaken belief that taking more will prove more effective against pain without posing health risks. Consumers may also not know that acetamino...

FDA Advisers Urge Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

...rin and ibuprofen -- can cause such injury. Also, many people may take more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen-based, over-the-counter pain relievers in the mistaken belief that taking more will be more effective against pain without posing health risks. And consumers may not know that acetaminophen...

FDA Advisers Recommend Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

...ack of consumer awareness that acetaminophen can cause such injury. Also, many people may take more than the recommended dose of over-the-counter pain relievers in the mistaken belief that taking more will be more effective against pain without posing health risks. And consumers may not know that acetaminophen...
Relievers in Medical Technology

Osteoarthritis: Which Treatments Work and Which Don't?

...d the perceived cardiovascular risks associated with these drugs. However, members of the OARSI committee found that NSAIDs are often effective pain relievers and their short-term use should be considered on a case-by-case basis and not as a long-term option. "As a consequence of the confusion over NSAIDs,...

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Begins Pivotal Phase III Studies of Oral Lubiprostone to Treat Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction (OBD)

...-based drugs for chronic pain." According to the American Pain Foundation, more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Opioid-based pain relievers are widely prescribed for these patients, and many of them also develop opioid-induced bowel dysfunction. Opioid drugs are known to increase absorpti...
Relievers in Medical Dictionary

Myocarditis

...fection, usually ... An inflammation of the myocardium (muscular wall of the heart or heart muscle) ... Myocarditis is treated with pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines. ... Myocarditis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms and treatment of this swelling of the h...
Relievers in Biological News

Veterinarians developing model to help producers, vets make cattle more comfortable

...l conferences last fall and most recently in November 2008 for the FDA. Another facet of the research is looking at the weight of cattle given pain relievers versus those who weren't. The researchers gave some of the cattle drinking water spiked with a pain-relieving drug. Coetzee said the animals with the ...

Researchers find cancer-inhibiting compound under the sea

...useful compounds because natural products were considered too costly and time-consuming to research and develop. Many common medications, from pain relievers to cholesterol-reducing statins, stem from natural products that grow on the earth, but there is literally an ocean of compounds yet to be discovered ...

Fruit fly avoidance mechanism could lead to new ways to control pain in humans

...o food and alcohol and the suppression of anxiety and pain. Understanding the system in the fly could therefore lead to the development of new pain relievers that might do far less harm to the organism involved while shutting down pain at its most basic level. And that would be quite a gift from a fly. ...

FDA causes unnecessary scare about common painkillers

...d Drug Administration (FDA) has caused an unnecessary scare about some pain relievers by adding a warning to drugs that are safe, says Curt Furberg, M.D., Ph.D.,...s adding 'black box' warnings to all prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers ?even to naproxen ?which the evidence shows is safe," said Furberg, who ser...

COX-2 inhibitors significantly reduce risk of cancer

... Results from a new, five-year study show that regular use of popular prescription pain relievers may reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 71 percent and may offer similar benefit in the prevention of prostate, colon and lung cancers. The s...

Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory

...ests that this technique may have a role in making our households safer. "We make certain assumptions that our toothpaste, artificial sweeteners, pain relievers and household cleaning chemicals are safe for pregnant mothers," he said. "The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (U.S. Food and Drug ...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

...ew England Journal of Medicine. The drug, misoprostol, has been used to reduce the risk of stomach 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. In recent years, physicians have...

Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage

...ew England Journal of Medicine. The drug, misoprostol, has been used to reduce the risk of stomach 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. In recent years, physicians have...
Relievers in Biological Technology

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Caldolor(TM)

...ith an increased risk of bleeding as well as gastrointestinal and renal complications. Despite these side effects, the U.S. market for injectable pain relievers was approximately 679 million units in 2008. Currently, there is no FDA approved intravenous therapy for reduction of fever other than Caldolor. ...

Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions

... to pain-sensing neurons, also called nociceptors, in order to block their activity without impairing signals from other cells. In contrast, most pain relievers used for surgical procedures block activity in all types of neurons. This can cause numbness, paralysis and other nervous system disturbances. "T...

Cephalon, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire AMRIX, A Once-Daily Extended-Release Muscle Relaxant

...fter. "AMRIX is an excellent strategic fit with our current sales organization, providing us with a second product that is complementary to many pain relievers used today," said Robert Roche, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Pharmaceutical Operations. "Cyclobenzaprine HCl is the most widely prescribed musc...
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