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What to know about inflammatory rheumatism

What to know about inflammatory rheumatism

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Psoriatic Arthritis

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for psoriatic arthritis Patients who experience progressive joint destruction in spite of NSAIDs are candidates for more aggressive disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Disease-modifying medications are important to prevent progressive joint destruction and deformity. These drugs include methotrexate, which is used orally or can be given by injection on a weekly basis […]

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Lyme Disease

What are Lyme disease symptoms and signs? Lyme disease affects different areas of the body in varying degrees as it progresses. The site where the tick bites the skin is where the bacteria enter the body through the skin. Days to weeks later, as the bacteria spread in the skin away from the initial tick […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Bunion

(HealthDay News) — A bunion is a bone-like bump that forms at the base of the big toe, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Arthritis News It may form when the big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the joint of the big toe to stick out. Mayo Clinic mentions treatment options for bunions: Changing shoes. […]

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oxaprozin (Daypro)

What is oxaprozin? What is oxaprozin used for? Oxaprozin belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever and inflammation. Oxaprozin is indicated: For relief […]

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diflunisal (Dolobid)

What is diflunisal? What is diflunisal used for? Diflunisal is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild […]

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piroxicam, Feldene

Which drugs or supplements interact with piroxicam? Piroxicam may increase the blood levels of lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid) by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. Increased levels of lithium may lead to lithium toxicity. Piroxicam may reduce the blood pressure lowering effects of blood pressure medications. This may occur because prostaglandins play a role […]

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Allopurinol (Zyloprim, Aloprim)

What is allopurinol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Allopurinol is used for treating gout caused by excessive levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and is similar to febuxostat (Uloric). Uric acid is a by product from the breakdown of certain proteins (purines) in the […]

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Hip Bursitis

Cortisone Injection Treatment for Hip Bursitis For what conditions are cortisone injections used? Cortisone injections can be used to treat the inflammation of small areas of the body (local injections), or they can be used to treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body (systemic injections). Examples of conditions for which local cortisone injections are […]

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diclofenac, Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Cambia

What is diclofenac, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Diclofenac belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve) and several others. NSAIDs […]