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Anti-Inflammatory Overview

Anti-inflammatory (or antiinflammatory) is the property of a substance or treatment that reduces inflammation or swelling. Anti-inflammatory drugs make up about half of analgesics, remedying pain by reducing inflammation as opposed to opioids, which affect the central nervous system to block pain signaling to the brain. Contents 1 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 1.1 Side effects 1.2 Antileukotrines 1.3 Immune selective anti-inflammatory derivatives (ImSAIDs) 2 Bioactive compounds ...

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High doses of Prednisone for 3 1/2 months

I had to take high doses of prednisone for 3 1/2 months to breathe. I never took opioids with prednisone or in the physical condition I’m in after getting hit with the effects of 9/11 4-5 years ago. For the first time in my life I had extreme memory issues, and I think the time to worry is when it hits your finances which can make you very careful and you lose every single thing you put down especially if you just moved again since my house didn’t sell, it has been more than a nightmare and I am thrilled to see my neurologist tomorrow and ask many questions including the reasons I feel like a throwaway at the World Trade Center when no one cared to look when I lost 46 pounds in one month and instead of having skin hanging from the bottom of my own that hangs from where my bi...

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prednisone 60mg a day for 9 years old boy.

can 9 years old boy take 3 tablets prednisone 20 mg a day for 5 days for coughing and whizzing sound? Does this medication interfere with Amoxicillin 500 mg for the same boy with sort infection and cold? ## Hello, Wally! How is he doing? Was the Prednisone prescribed by his doctor? If so, you should follow the doctor's instructions. It is a steroid class medication, so it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and fluid retention, but short term use usually doesn't cause severe problems in most people. Learn more Prednisone details here. If the child is wheezing, this was probably prescribe to reduce the airway inflammation, but if you're concerned about your child taking it, you should discuss it with the doctor, or your pharmacist. And no, there are no...

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Diclofenac Potassium 50

My friend says that this medicine is for curing headaches... But as i read its uses, head aches is one of the side effects of taking this medicine... Which is true? ## Hi, Jan! As odd as it may seem, both are actually true. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and while these medications do successfully treat headaches in some people, there is also a chance that they could cause headaches in some people as a side effect. This is actually much more common with medications than one would expect. For instance, antidepressants can cause depression in some people that take them. Learn more Diclofenac details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Does anyone know where I can find Diclofenac Potassium? Diclofenac Sodium does not work. Live in Arizona and willing to travel ...

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What is the side effect of decilone forte in our kidney?

What is the side effect of decilone forte in our kidney? I'm scared that it could cause kidney failure. ## Hello, Paul! How are you? This contains the active ingredient Dexamethasone, which is a steroid class medication, but it hasn't been known to cause kidney failure according to the current reports. However, it may cause some fluid retention, sodium retention and potassium loss. Is there anything else I can help with? ## how do i take dexamethasone for my gout? ## My husband is suffering from gouty arthritis for almost 30 yrs now, he just discovered from friends about decilone forte. He has been taking it for 5 yrs now but only when severe arthritic pain attacks. These past 2 months he took it almost twice a week already im worried because he has kidney stones and told by spe...

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para que se usa reumisone

Quiero saber causa y consecuencia cuando tu tomas este medicamente, y tambien si hay alguna consecuencia y aque tiempo puede comensar dicha consecuencia grasias ## Spanish to English Translation of Question: What is Reumison used for? This medication reportedly contains the following active ingredients (Dexamethasone 375 mg + Phenylbutazone 200 mg + Aluminum Hydroxide 60 mg) and is said to be used for reducing inflammation and pain. The addition of Aluminum Hydroxide is actually meant to reduce stomach acid which is typically caused as a result of taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds like Phenylbutazone. I hope this helps! En Espanol: Este medicamento al parecer, contiene los siguientes ingredientes activos (Dexametasona 375 mg + Monofenilbutazona 200 mg + 60 mg Hidroxido Alumini...

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chymoral forte pediatric dose

What should be the recommended pediatric dosage of chymoral forte, for a 5 year old boy weighing 16 kg? ## What is the dose of chymoral for the boy five and half years old ## Hello, According to the manufacturer the dosage is going to be based upon the severity of the symptoms, age, weight and physical condition. Since the manufacturer does not specify a recommended dosage it would be best to consult your child's pediatrician to get proper guidance on what the appropriate dosage would be and if they believe that this is the right medication to be using. I hope this helps. ## Can a 5-year-old child take Chymoral tablets?

Diclofenac and Doxycycline drug interactions

Are there limitations and interactions between diclofenac and doxycycline? ## I did not find any interactions listed between Diclofenac and Doxycycline [1]. It is reported, however, that there is a severe interaction between Diclofenac Sodium and alcohol "... ingestion of ethanol with NSAIDs increases the risk of developing gastric irritation and GI mucosal bleeding. Ethanol is a mucosal irritant and NSAIDs decrease platelet aggregation. Routine ingestion of ethanol and NSAIDs can cause significant GI bleeding, which may or may not be overt." Source: [1] UCLA Health Drug Interactions Checker

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Is expired Voltaren gel safe to use?

My voltaren gel expired 7/13. Is it still safe to use? ## Hello, Phyllis! How are you? It doesn't get dangerous after it expires, but it will likely no longer be effective. Liquids, gels, creams and ointments tend to degrade much faster than solid forms of medications. It would actually be best to just dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription. Voltaren gel is a topical NSAID that's used to treat pain and swelling. Side effects to topical use are usually limited to skin reddening and irritation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have Voltaren 75 mg pills that are several years old. Are they still safe to take ## Hi i'm beauty. My gel expired on 04/17 and i was still using it without knowing about it. Could you tell me if i can still use itbecause i ...

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Diclofenac unavailable

I have osteoarthritis and the only drug which provides some relief is diclofenac which I get on prescription. The last two months the chemist has said there are production problems and it is unavailable. This is a disaster for me. Has anyone else had this problem? ## It is only today that I started having problems. It seems to be due to suppliers having difficulty obtaining supplies from the manufacturer. I'm waiting now to get an alternative prescription from GP. As yet I dont know what will be prescribed in its place. ## I can’t get it either. It is the only med that cures my headaches. ## I have had migranes for over 30 years and have tried dozens of medications. Nothing has worked except Diclofenac Potassium. Now it has recently been discontinued. Humana has denied me Ajov...

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Barmicil compuesto creme

Information on Barmicil compuesto creme ## Sorry, I cannot find any drug listing under this name. ## This is a medication from Mexico which is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It contains Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Gentamicin. ## it's similar to LOTRISONE available in the US by prescription. Betamethasone (a steroid, like hydrocrotisone) is only available by prescription in the US. That's why you won't find it over-the-counter in the US. The BARMICIL Compuesto (Compound) preparation is made by Laboratorios Quimica Son's in Puebla, Mexico. It's is VERY inexpensive ($3-5 for 30g) in most Mexican farmacias. It might be found occassionally in some Mexican grocery stores in the US as they may not realize it's by 'scrip only. ## Gentamicine, also inc...

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