Arthritis

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Arthritis, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.


Arthritis Overview

Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints.[2] Symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness.[2] Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints.[2][3] In some types other organs are also affected.[6] Onset can be gradual or sudden.[5] There are over 100 types of arthritis.[4][5] The most common forms are osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis.[6] Osteoarthritis usually ...

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DISCONTINUED KETOPROFEN
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RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT KETOPROFEN 200 MG EXTENDED RELIEF IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. IS THIS TRUE? ## what are the side effect of ketoprofen 75 mg mfg. by mylan? ## I just got a new prescription for the 200mg tablets with no worries. I live in the USA. ## My husband has been on ketoprofen for at least 15 years and has tried other meds for his arthritis. None have worked as well as ketoprofen, he was told by Rite Aid and Walgreen's that it is no longer being made. ## Boo-boo, I don't know why those stores told you that cause my mother was prescribed a pump bottle earlier this year on 4/20/2016. 120 mg from a 24hr rite aid store. ## I was on 200 extended release Ketoprofen was told by Walgreens it is no longer being manufactured. So I went on Diclofinac and it didn’t go ...
Updated 6 minutes ago in Ketoprofen.
 
FDA prohibiting Limbrel in USA
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I just called my pharmacy to renew my Limbrel prescription, only to find out that the FDA has ordered US companies to cease distribution and immediately initiate a recall. What am I going to do now? I have been on Limbrel for 6 years to manage my osteoarthritis pain. Before that, I wore braces on my back, knees, ankles, arms and took an overabundance of NSAID's - and it really didn't relieve any pain. I was unable to enjoy any quality to my life. With Limbrel, I am able to work and have an active social/family life. Now I'm facing that old life again and I'm just wondering what I am going to do? Does anyone know what I can take or do? ## Apparently, the FDA has asked Primus Pharmaceuticals because of liver injury and lung infections due to the use of the drug. Maybe your...
Updated 8 hours ago in Limbrel.
 
Celebrex Drug Information
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Does anyone know if this pill makes you drowsy? ## no, I take 400mg of Celebrex a day for over a year now and it doesn't make me at all drowsy. ## I took a 400 mg last night before bedtime... it was my first time taking it. It gave me so much energy I could not get to sleep! So I would have to say... no it does not make you drowsy. ## How long does Celebrex take to work for severe back pain? Does it need to build up? I've been on it 2 days with no change. ## Has anybody had any of these symptoms with Celebrex... heart palpitations, pounding, tachycardia or nervousness?
Updated 11 hours ago in Celebrex.
 
Swelling in ankles and feet left hand largebump wrist swollen
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Best medicine for degenerative arthritis ## For the past 3wks my ankles & feet has been swollen. They'll go down for a day or so but will swell back up. They wasn't sore at first but they are starting to get tender around my ankles & the top of my feet. I wanted to know what's causing it & is there anything that will prevent it from happening ## I can explain all of the swelling in my calves, ankles and toes to RA, and medications but the top of my food is a mound and hurt so BAD even to the touch. I just keep saying it must be RA because we have so many bones and joints in our feet, and now it kills to walk on the bottom of my feet and I should wear shoes but it hurts to wear them. Its like every bone in my feet are breaking which could be as osteoporosis has go...
Updated 15 hours ago in Metoprolol.
 
4mg methylprednisolone- 6 day taper pack
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I was give this for a cough/cold. My symptoms are not that severe, so I was thinking of starting with 3 pills and tapering to 2 then 1. Is this dangerous? I just hate the way I feel on prednisone. ## Hello, Eileen! How are you? It would be best to take it as prescribed, starting with 6 tablets and tapering down to 1. This is not Prednisone, it is a steroid, but a different one. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and acne. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I'm on a 6 day/4mg medril dosepak what can help with the insomnia? ## I only have 7 pills (missed) out of a 6 day 4mg pack of methylprednisolone. It was prescribed to me in the past for my back and was effective. Can I take these over a 2 or three day period s...
Updated 1 day ago in Methylprednisolone.
 
Watson 853 vs M367
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Hello I been on watson 853 for many years from walgreens but this past few Months I notice they don’t work at all just sleepy?? And I went to refill at Walgreens this month and They changed to m367 and they don’t help my pain at all more sleepy and no relief from my pain?? Anybody has any ideas and I don’t think I Can return them?? I use them for Headaches Pituitary Brain Tumor, Lupus, and severe arthritis?? And a few other health issues!!
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Celebrex shelf life
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What is the shelf life of Celebrex capsule 200mg. The date on mine is 5/2/09. They have been kept in the original pharmacy container in a cool dark cabinet. Are they still effective? ## When regular prescription tablets and capsules are dispensed, they are required to have a one year shelf life, from the time you get your prescription filled. That means that yours actually expired on 05/02/10. This doesn't mean that they are dangerous to use, but after that date, they can start to lose potency and not be as effective. Have you spoken to your doctor? It may be advisable to just get a new prescription, if you still need to use this medication. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, stomach irritation and headache. ## Taking pills that are expired is not dangerous. They m...
Updated 2 days ago in Celebrex.
 
High blood pressure and tension headache
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Hi, I’ve been on prednisone dose pack 6 day/4mg. I’m on day 5 and have one pill to take tonight and one tomorrow. Today however my blood pressure has been 130/83 to 151/86 which is abnormal for me and I feel high anxiety. Can I just not take the next two doses and be ok? I’m scared it is going to elevate my blood pressure more at this point.
Updated 6 days ago in Methylprednisolone.
 
Lingering side effects of methylprednisolone
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I ended up at the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. So I didn't take the last two pills of my dose pack. It has now been a full week after my last dose, and I am still struggling with insomnia, nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, heart pounding and high bp. I feel better in the evenings, but then it starts over in the mornings. Does anyone know how much longer these side effects will last? Does anyone have a similar story? ## Has anyone else have this problem with lingering side effects? Can you share how long? ## Hi Fed Up - I have had almost the exact symptoms as you except I also had insomnia while taking the pack. (Almost no sleep for 3-4 days.) I finished it though. I had my last one 3 days ago and since then I have gotten a bit more sleep, but now have...
Updated 6 days ago in Methylprednisolone.
 
Cosentyx side effects
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I was on Enbrel for 5 years for plaque psoriasis and had 95% clearing. I became tolerant to the Enbrel and the plaques started coming back especially on the scalp. Was put on Stellara which caused unrelenting fatigue and nausea with no clearing at all so I stopped. I am now taking Cosentyx which caused nausea and fatigue for a day or two after each shot. I just took my 6th dose and again have nausea and fatigue. The Cosentyx has stopped the spreading of the plaques but I have not had any clearing as of yet. I have been told not to expect much for three months so I have started the timer. Good luck to all of you and thank you for sharing, it gives me hope.
Updated 7 days ago in Cosentyx.
 

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