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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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Mobic side effects

Has anyone had hair loss after taking Mobic? ## I've been losing tons of hair the past month and just read this. My hairdresser said it's probably either stress or all the meds I'm on for an arthritic condition. I started taking Mobic at the end of February and am now wondering, because of your e-mail, if that is the culprit for all this hair loss. Have you found a definitive answer to the hair loss question yet? ## I started Mobic 3 months ago and am losing lots of hair each day. Mobic works great but will be bald soon if I cannot stop this. Any suggestions? ## I ended up being taken off Mobic because of drop in blood count and slow gastro bleed (had been taking Feldene for about nine months prior), so I can't take any anti-inflammatories anymore...not even OTC Motrin. ...

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keto baclo cyclo flurb lido

I'm cleaning out my medicine cabinet and came across this old RX (cream). It doesn't say what it is for. Can ypu tell me what this RX is used for? ## Hi Suzanne, Based on my research, I believe the abbreviations you mentioned are supposed to correspond with the following list of medications: Ketoprofen (Keto), Baclofen (Baclo), Cyclobenzprine (Cyclo), and Lidocaine (Lido) Apparently the cream itself is meant to be used for inflammation and pain. However, I am unsure of what "Flurb" is supposed to stand for. Do you have any other clues as to what this particular ingredient may be? ## Flurbiprofen is a NSAID that has been available since 1988. It is rarely prescribed in oral form as it has been known to cause spikes or fluctuations in blood pressure and reduces the effecti...

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need help finding compassionate doc in crossville tn

i have djd rheumatoid arthritis, pain from operation on five cervical discs in august. have spurs around spinal column. needing an additional surgery soon. docs are scared to give the medication i was on before. i barely make it through the month with what they prescribe, need a compassionate primary care through my p plan blue cross blue shield please help ## Have you tried checking your plan's website to see what other doctors are available in your area? Our Blue provides us with a link, all we had to do was set up an account, then we can search for whatever type of doctor we need, they let us know it they are in network, or not, and provide their contact information so we can see if they are accepting new patients. As to medications, if you are taking opiate narcotics, you will n...

myprodol and coxflam

Can I take myprodol with coxflam at the same time? I have RA and for the first time in a few years my wrist is swollen and very painful. I do not want an inj. ## No, Myprodol contains Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, and Codeine, while Coxflam contains Meloxicam, this both it and hte Ibuprofen are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories that are used to treat the same conditions, and it isn't safe to double up on them, due to the risk of liver damage, liver failure, stomach damage, and stomach ulceration, according to NIH reports. It would be best to stick with one, or the other. What type of shot have you been offered and why don't you want one?

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Ardosons availability

The last time I bought this was in Mexico but I need more. Where can I buy this in the Coachella Valley? Do I need a prescription from a Doctor? This is all I need to know at this time. ## I need 1 box ardosons capsulas, for inflamacion rtrithis ## Ardosons reportedly contains the following set of active ingredients [Indomethacin + Betamethasone + Methocarbamol] all of which are prescription drugs here in the US. So you will need to visit your doctor in order to acquire it legally. In Mexico it's a different story, as the laws surrounding these drugs as well as other 'would-be' controlled substances are generously lenient, making them easily accessible to the masses. If you live in or near Mexico, surely that would make things convenient, but otherwise your best bet is setti...

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Methylprednisolone 4mg pak for sinus infection along with cephalexin 500mg (twice daily)

I took Methylpredinisolone 4mg pak for 6 days, like 2 days later my headaches are so bad and its all day, yesterday headaches were all day and today same thing. took advil help a little bit.... first I thought it was my sinuses but now I just think its the after effects of stopping the medication?? is this common??? ## Hello, ETAZ01! How are you? I'm sorry about the headaches. Yes, it is possible. The FDA classifies Methylprednisolone as a steroid class medication, so it can cause that, as well as nausea, dizziness, insomnia and elevated blood pressure. It may even be a combination of both having taking the medication and your sinuses. The antibiotic can also cause headaches, in some people that take it. How many more days of it do you have to take? Other antibiotic side effects may...

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Pain on Methylprednisolone

This is my second day on this drug and it was wonderful the next day after taking it. Took it for awful pain just below my neck and pain in lower back. Horrible for RA. Second day pain came back in lower back. Hurts, so is it not working now and is this unusual? ## Hello, Jo! How are you? Methylprednisolone is not an analgesic. It is classified by the FDA as a steroid, so while it may relieve pain a little, because it can help relieve inflammation, it will not alleviate all of it and it can cause some serous side effects. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure and weight gain. Was this medication prescribed by your doctor? ## Yes it was prescribed by Dr. And after presidone dident wor well he put me on ...

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All about Neurogen E

Can Neurogen E help me cure arthritis? Is there no side effect in taking this? Can i take it every day? ## Neurogen-E is a nutritional supplement, it contains a complex of B vitamins and vitamin E. It's often given to people with conditions such as yours, because a deficiency in these vital nutrients can aggravate your condition. However, since it is not an actual medication, the side effect profiles for it have not been studied, as is done for actual drugs. Some people have reported nausea, after taking it, though. Has your doctor advised you to use this? ## oh now i know why i suffer from nausea every morning, it is because i take Neurogen -E. Is there any alternative supplement for this? ## Tasy, any alternative you take, that still has the large amount of B Vitamins in it is lik...

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Cipla 159 - Meloxicam

I got into a fight and my nose is swollen, my back hurts and my whole body is sore. Will Meloxicam (Cipla 159) work for me? ## Hi Redlips, Sorry to hear about what happened. I hope you continue to make a full recovery. The pill imprint "Cipla 159" is indicative of Meloxicam 15mg. NDC: 69097-159 Packager: Cipla USA Inc. Inactive Ingredients: -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Magnesium Stearate -Sodium Citrate Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug, marketed for use in treating various types of arthritis. It's supposed to help alleviate any tenderness, swelling and pain caused by the inflammation associated with arthritis. However, 'inflammation' in general is what Meloxicam targets - Therefore it can be beneficial depending upon how severe your pain and swelli...

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what is meloxicam 159 on the pill used for

I was given 15mg of Meloxicam for a badly sprained wrist, form a fall. My pill says 159 on one side and CIPLA on the other side. It's pale yellow. On the RX bottle it says 15mg. What does this mean. It is not working yet after 2 days. thank you ## Hello, Ginger! How are you? The FDA classifies Meloxicam as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that's used to treat pain, fever and swelling. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Have you informed your doctor that it isn't helping? ## Hello im a new user of this medicine.. N I would like to know can you use this for toothaches ## can meloxicam be used for detoxing ## I have pulled muscles in my chest would it help me ## i have pain in my left and...

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