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Acetaminophen -- The First Drug of Choice for Arthritis Pain Relief

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Posted in Arthritis on May 19, 2006
Reviewed November 2011

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Isn't acetaminophen to be avoided if one has any liver problems ?

Posted by: ryh393 | May 21, 2006 3:44 PM

Thank you very much for your quick reply to my post. Although liver issues were mentioned in the "Arthritis" article, I neglected to refer to the article referenced in the post immediately preceding mine; which referred to the same article that you recommended. This is one over-sight I will not be guilty of again.

Posted by: ryh393 | May 23, 2006 2:25 PM

I asked about Tylenol since its stated in your article as the first choice to treat arthritis pain. The reason I asked is my doctor (orthopedic surgeon) just started me on Celebrex samples which seem to have so many possible side effects. I was taking Arthrotec which also has many possible side effects.

Thank you in advance for any comments.

Posted by: | July 12, 2006 11:17 PM

my MD recently did a glomular filtration test. The reading, in the measurements used in Canada, was 60. Having just come from a continuing education lecture by a nephrologist my doctor told me that the nephrologist had said that anyone with a reading of 60 or lower, should not take ANY anti-inflammatories, including ibuprofen. In the past I have on occasion taken ibuprofen 400mg at bedtime OR voltaren 75 mg, with or without misoprostyl. This is not an every day occurence but perhaps 2-3 times per week, usually at bedtime, and when the discomfort level makes sleep very difficult. Your comments on the glomular filtration test and potential for kidney damage, would be appreciated. Thank you John Speck

Posted by: johnspeck | September 18, 2006 7:43 PM

My internest has recently suggested the daily use of celebrex for my sometimes intense hand pain. Because I have coronary artery disease (under control) I`ve limited my dosage to one or two times a week.Can you give me your thougths on this? Thanks.

Posted by: skipmonica | October 21, 2006 9:17 AM

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