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Medication Blog Posts
An Essential Guide to Over-the-Counter Topical Pain Relievers
Kathee de Falla, PharmD
| Dec 13, 2019
There are several types of over-the-counter topical pain relievers, including salicylates, capsaicin, anesthetics, and CBD topicals, and each type has pros and cons. Topical pain relievers tend to have fewer side effects than oral pain medications.
Can Antibiotic Use Increase Your Risk of Getting RA?
Judith Frank, MD
| Sep 23, 2019
A large clinical study involving more than 110,000 people suggests a connection between oral antibiotic use and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Prescriptions After Joint Replacement Surgery
| Apr 11, 2018
Selecting the right prescription medications for post-surgical pain is an important part of the pain management strategy.
8 Tips for Taking Opioid Medications
| Oct 16, 2017
If you've been prescribed opioid medications, follow these 8 tips to avoid common pitfalls.
Medication Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
| Oct 12, 2016
Thanks to new advances in medications like biologics and JAK inhibitors, rheumatoid arthritis treatment is becoming more effective and reliable.
5 Questions to Ask About Managing Joint Surgery Pain
| Sep 22, 2016
When you're planning on a joint replacement surgery, it's important to know your options for pain management. Ask you surgeon these questions to find out his or her plan for managing your pain.
The Best Way to Relieve Knee Arthritis Pain
| May 19, 2016
A large analysis of several studies reveals the most effective medical treatments for relieving the pain of knee osteoarthritis.
A Guide to Pain Medications for Arthritis
| May 27, 2015
There are several options for medications that can help manage arthritis pain. Learn about these options and the advantages and drawbacks of each.
Friday Finding: RA Medication May Decrease Fatigue
| May 01, 2015
A study reveals that anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment for those with rheumatoid arthritis may ease their symptoms of chronic fatigue.
Generic Option Returns for Important Gout Medication
| Feb 05, 2015
Colchicine has long been used as a reliable way to combat the pain and swelling of an acute gout attack—and now it's available in the U.S. in generic form.
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