Ibuprofen For The Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Overview
Ibuprofen is both an overthecounter anda prescription medication. The prescription form is used to relieve signs and symptomsof rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, mild to moderate pain, and is also used totreat primary dysmenorrhea. The prescription ibuprofen comes in a tablet, an oral suspension,and in the injectable forms, and may be taken up to six times per day. It may be taken withfood or milk to avoid stomach irritation. Do not take more than 3.2 grams of ibuprofenper day. Common side effects of prescription ibuprofen include nausea, heartburn, diarrhea,stomach irritation, or headache. It can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavymachinery until you know how this medication
will affect you. As is always the case, takethis medication only if your healthcare provider prescribes it for you. For RxWiki, I'm LindsayMorrison.
Rheumatoid Arthritis consider Caribbean virus in ra
Thinking of a Caribbean vacationâ€¦ checkthis outâ€¦ Consider Caribbean Virus Before Treating RANancy Walsh writing in MedPage Today reported Chikungunya virus should be included in thedifferential for patients who present with newonset symmetrical arthritis, especiallyif the individual has recently traveled to the Caribbean, researchers advised.Among a group of 10 individuals who visited Haiti in June 2014, eight developed persistentarthritis that mimicked seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, and the use of immunosuppressivetherapies could have been quot;deleterious because viral RNA and antigens can be found in targettissues in the chronic phase,quot; wrote Wayne
M. Yokoyama, MD, and colleagues from WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis. Comment: Wowâ€¦ sounds like a field trip isneeded to confirm this.