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Joint and Tendon Pain

Symptoms and Treatments

 

 

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Most Common
Side Effects

     

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Flurbiprofen (Ansaid®)
Nabumeton (Relafen®)
Diclofenac (Voltaren®)
Diclofenac & Misoprostol (Arthrotec®)
Diclofenac sodium (Voltaren®)
Etodolac
Ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®)
Ketoprofen EC
Ketorolac (Toradol®)
Meloxicam (Mobicox®)
Naproxen (Naprosyn®, Anaprox®,
Aleve®)
Oxaprozin
Piroxicam
Sulindac

Suppress inflammation GI upset (abdominal pain and cramping), dyspepsia, gastric irritation and stomach ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, impaired kidney function, liver inflammation.

COX-2 Inhibitors
Celecoxib
(Celebrex®)

Suppress inflammation Headache, dyspepsia, respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, edema, abdominal pain.

Antalgics    

Acetaminophen
(Tylenol®)

Relieve pain Anemia, skin rash, metabolic disorder.
Overdosage manifestations include: nausea, vomiting, elevated liver enzymes, jaundice, hepatic impairment, renal toxicity.
     

Tramadol
(Ultram®)

  Nausea, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, constipation, vomiting, flushing, itching.

 

Scleroderma Medications Guide (Canada)

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