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Safe Relief for Arthritis Pain

When you live with arthritis, you need regular pain relief. But all drugs have some side effects.

Questions for Your Doctor

  1. 1.What pain medication is best for me right now?
  2. 2.Does my family and medical history make me a good candidate for this drug?
  3. 3.Is it safe to take this medication every day?

5 Arthritis Treatments for Pain Relief

Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Celebrex: The Whole Story
NSAIDs are effective treatments for arthritis. But in some people they may cause stomach bleeding or heart trouble.
Fighting Inflammation With Steroids
Corticosteroids cut arthritis inflammation by suppressing your immune system. But this may put you at higher risk for infection and other problems.
Narcotics for Arthritis Pain: Are They Safe?
Narcotics are strong and effective pain relievers. But they may increase your risk of liver damage, and can be addictive if not used as directed.
Biologics: New Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis
These drugs are derived from genes, and suppress a part of your immune system. But people with key chronic illnesses can't take them.
DMARDs: Modifying the Course of Rheumatoid Arthritis
These drugs are derived from genes, and suppress a part of your immune system. But people with key chronic illnesses can't take them.

Arthritis: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1.What causes arthritis pain?
  2. 2.How is arthritis pain treated?
  3. 3.What alternative therapies may relieve arthritis pain?
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