Managing Pain with Medications

Tips for Managing Pain with Medications

Most arthritics need to control their symptoms with medications. Many natural supplements are also available, but you should always speak to your medical doctor, pharmacist, and/or naturopathic doctor before combining any medications and/or natural supplements as negative interactions are possible. Pain relievers (NSAIDs) Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Entrophen and Anacin are common over-the-counter medications used to treat the intermittent pain symptoms associated with arthritis. This group of medications is classified as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and they do not prevent damage to the joints caused by inflammation nor do they affect the disease process. They do relieve pain. At prescription-level...

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