Category Archive for: ‘NSAID’

Chronic Pain Guidelines Suggest Opioids

May 12, 2009By RONI CARYN RABINThe New York Times Few people think twice about taking aspirin or ibuprofen. But for those 75 and older, the high doses needed to treat chronic pain may be so dangerous that patients may be better off taking opioids instead, an expert panel has found. New pain management guidelines issued by the American Geriatrics Society …

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Experts Warn Against Long-Term Use of Common Pain Pills

May 6, 2009, 1:15 pm By Roni Caryn Rabin New York Times Aspirin and ibuprofen are staples in just about every medicine chest and first aid kit. They’re sold over the counter, and they’re not expensive. Most people don’t think twice about taking them. But they should — especially if they’re elderly. Last week, an expert panel of American Geriatrics …

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Topical NSAID Effective For Knee Pain

NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) is the group of drugs that includes familiar names such as Motrin (ibuprofen) and Aleve (Naproxen). NSAID by its anti-inflammatory action and being an analgesic (pain killer) is useful for treating conditions such as arthritis. While this article shows NSAID is as effective as oral medication for treating knee pain, patients with widespread pain preferred oral medications. …

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