Items Tagged ‘NSAIDs’

Ask the Doctors - How does meloxicam ease joint pain?

August 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How does meloxicam ease joint pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve suffered joint pain for years. Being prescribed 15 milligrams of Meloxicam has been wonderful. What are your thoughts on Meloxicam use? Meloxicam (Mobic) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that, like all such drugs, inhibits the formation of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX). This inhibition leads to a decrease in the production of […]

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Tags: arthritis, Ask the Doctors, diclofenac, Dr. Robert Ashley, joint pain, meloxicam, naproxen, NSAIDs


Ask the Doctors - Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

May 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I play in a weekend softball league and my shoulder aches for a couple of day after the game. Aspirin hurts my stomach so I wonder whether using a pain medication in a cream or ointment might help? Thanks to effective over-the-counter drugs, banishing minor aches or pains is as easy as a […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, capsaicin, Dr. Eve Glazer, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, menthol, methyl salicylate, NSAIDs, topical pain relievers


Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

May 11, 2017

Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Before you reach for an over-the-counter (OCT) pain reliever to treat your headache or sore back, review your options. While these drugs are generally safe, they also have a number of side effects. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors (NSAIDs) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. They can […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, backache, brain inflammation, cold symptoms, gastrointestinal bleeding, headache, liver damage, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, NSAIDs


Fibroids

May 10, 2017

Fibroids

By uclahealth uclahealth

If uterine fibroids are causing you pain, heavy bleeding or other troubling symptoms, the good news is that UCLA doctors offer a variety of effective treatments to provide you with relief. What are fibroids? Fibroids are firm, compact growths that occur in or on the wall of the uterus. More than 99 percent are noncancerous, […]

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Tags: anemia, fertility, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, hysterectomy, ibuprofen, iron supplement, long menstrual periods, menopause, MR-guided focused ultrasound, myomectomy, naproxen, noncancerous


Shift in back pain guidelines favors non-medication therapies

March 24, 2017

Shift in back pain guidelines favors non-medication therapies

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

  When the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for treating lower back pain last month it represented a big shift: instead of recommending prescription medications as the first line of treatment, as it had for years, the new recommendations favored non-invasive treatments such as exercise and heat therapy. The previous guidelines, issued in […]

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Tags: Back Pain Quality Improvement program, back pain treatment, back surgery, BPQI, chronic back pain, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. John Mafi, lower back pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs