Review of The Most Popular Orthopedic Medicines February 28th, 2012
Most people who suffer from an Orthopedic condition many times use medications to alleviate the pain and inflammation associated with the disorder.
There are a number of prescription and non-prescriptions medicines that are used successfully to treat conditions of the Orthopedic nature.
A group of medicines referred to as non-steroidal medicines such as Tylenol, Advil, Aleve and Motrin. These medications work by interfering with the production of prostaglandin. Prostaglandin are produced within the body and are responsible for pain and swelling associated with many Orthopedic and Arthritic conditions.Want more? Click < a href=’http://news.health.com/2012/03/02/prescription-meds-can-put-on-unwanted-pounds/’>here/tag
Medications such as Tylenol and Advil may work if the condition is not too severe. However, side effects associated with these medicines can be internal bleeding, ulcers, and impairment of liver function.
In some cases, over-the-counter medicines may not work for more serious Orthopedic conditions. Therefore, the physician may resort to more potent prescription only medications.
Steroids have been used quite successfully for treat Orthopedic injuries and conditions for many years. A common steroid used in orthopedics is Prednisone. Prednisone is a useful steroid when used correctly. Steroids reduce pain by reducing the inflammation or swelling associated with Orthopedic injuries and surgery.
Steroids may be taken orally or injected directly into the area which is causing discomfort. Steroids do have side effects such as bloating, elevation of sugar levels and liver damage. However, with prescribed doses of these medicines the patients should not experience the unpleasant side effects.
A non-steroidal medication that has gained popularity over the past five years is Naprosyn. Naprosyn does an excellent job of reducing inflamation and pain without the use of steroids. Naprosyn has been used quite often by Orthopedic Physicians looking for non-steroid alternatives.
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