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Are ibuprofen plus acetaminophen as good as opioids in treating acute extremity pain
3.5 out of 5 stars Effect of a Single Dose of Oral Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics on Acute Extremity Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chang AK et al. JAMA 2017;318:1661-1667. Abstract As Dr. Demetrios Kyriacou points out in a must-read editorial accompanying this paper, a growing body of evidence clearly indicates that even short-term opioid use for painful injuries or procedures carries a significant risk of leading to chronic use and potential abuse. We are now realizing the importance of avoiding even limited use of drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone in opioid-naive patients...
Source: The Poison Review - November 22, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical acute pain analgesic emergency department opioid Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes
[FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes (FDA Drug Safety Communication). Based on FDA ’s comprehensive review of new safety information, the agency is requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. Widely used to treat pain and fever from many different long- and short-term medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds, and the flu, NSAI Ds are available by prescription and OTC. Examples of NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and celecoxib. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may block damage from fetal-alcohol exposure
(Ohio State University) An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ibuprofen and acetaminophen combination may be as effective as some opioids for acute extremity pain
According to a study published in the Nov. 7 issue of JAMA, single-dose treatment with ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be as effective as three different opioid and acetaminophen combination analgesics for reducing acute extremity pain in patients who present to the emergency department (ED).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen + Acetaminophen Seems as Effective as Opioids + Acetaminophen for Acute Extremity Pain
Ibuprofen and opioids are similarly effective for short-term relief of acute extremity pain when combined with acetaminophen, according to a JAMA study. Some 400... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OTC Painkillers Offer Similar Pain Relief as Opioids in ED OTC Painkillers Offer Similar Pain Relief as Opioids in ED
A combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen was as effective as opioid-acetaminophen combinations in patients presenting to the emergency department with acute extremity pain in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief
A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Tylenol (Drug) Emergency Medical Treatment OxyContin (Drug) Codeine Ibuprofen (Drug) Source Type: news

Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain in the ER
Motrin and Tylenol may work as well as narcotic painkillers for ER patients who suffer sprains or fractures. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers Worked As Well As Opioids In New Study
CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain. The results challenge common ER practice for treating short-term, severe pain and could prompt changes that would help prevent new patients from becoming addicted. The study has limitations: It only looked at short-term pain relief in the emergency room and researchers didn&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Confronting The Crisis opioid crisis Source Type: news

Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ER
TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 -- As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep across the United States, a new study suggests that a combination of Motrin and Tylenol may work as well as narcotic painkillers for ER patients who suffer sprains or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam (Mobic) for Pain
Title: Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam (Mobic) for PainCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 1, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How long should ibuprofen or paracetamol take to work?
SPONSORED. As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Colin Dougall answers your common medicine queries... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NeoProfen (Ibuprofen Lysine Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Are Chapstick, Advil a good fit for P & G?
Procter& Gamble Co. is likely to take a close look at buying the consumer health care brands that Pfizer Inc. reportedly intends to sell, according to a prominent Wall Street analyst. Such an acquisition could be a good fit with the existing health care portfolio of the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Pepto-Bismol upset stomach reliever (NYSE: PG).  The two largest health care brands of Pfizer (NASDAQ: PFE) are Centrum multivitamins and Advil pain reliever, s aid Ali Dibadj, a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Regret in Medicine / Ibuprofen vs. Morphine for Kids' Post-Op Pain / North Carolina FM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: The Role of Regret in Medicine: Drs. Pamela … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be preferential first-line option for pediatric patients after minor orthopaedic surgery
Data from a study published in the October issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest that ibuprofen may be preferred to morphine for pain relief in pediatric patients who have undergone minor outpatient orthopaedic surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Oral Morphine Plus Ibuprofen Inadequate for Pain in Kids in ED Oral Morphine Plus Ibuprofen Inadequate for Pain in Kids in ED
A randomized trial showed oral morphine plus oral ibuprofen is not adequate for relieving musculoskeletal pain in pediatric patients in the emergency department; other options suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen better than morphine for kids after minor surgery
A recent study found ibuprofen is a better option than oral morphine for pain relief in children who have had minor orthopedic surgery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Better Than Morphine After Minor Surgery in Kids Ibuprofen Better Than Morphine After Minor Surgery in Kids
Study suggests ibuprofen has fewer adverse effects and may be better than oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor orthopaedic surgery; neither drug provided adequate pain relief.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

African power plant relieves migraine
I treat a lot of different kinds of chronic pain at my clinic. The patients most desperate for relief are the migraine sufferers. If you get migraines, you know they can knock you out for days at a time. The World Health Organization says migraines are to blame for more lost years of healthy life than multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, ovarian cancer and tuberculosis combined.1 But mainstream medicine knows very little about the cause of migraines or how to treat them. Most doctors prescribe Imitrex. That’s a drug to help relieve headaches, pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.  But Imitrex can actually ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Brain Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Is ibuprofen or paracetamol better for period pain?
SPONSORED. As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Colin Dougall answers your common medicine queries... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE ‘bans’ antibiotics for majority of common ear infections
Paracetamol or ibuprofen should be given instead of antibiotics for most common ear infections, according to draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Soon, Centre to add 100 more drugs to over-the-counter list
Drugs likely to get off prescription will initially include those commonly used for cold, cough and analgesics such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learning from our Lotte
Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daugh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sam Bigelow Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma and ibuprofen: What are the effects?
Medicines can often interact with pre-existing conditions. In this article, we look at the effects of ibuprofen in people with asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Can you take paracetamol with ibuprofen? NHS reveals how you can treat aches and pains
IBUPROFEN and paracetamol are both painkillers, which are available over the counter in pharmacies or chemists. However, there is often confusion about how often people can take the painkillers and whether people should take paracetamol and ibuprofen together. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen found to block muscle gains after exercise
(Natural News) A study published in Acta Physiologica warns that long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may inhibit muscle growth in people who engage in weight training. As part of the study, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden examined healthy men and women aged 18 to 35 who were randomly assigned to two groups:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Ups Systolic BP, New-Onset Hypertension Risk Ibuprofen Ups Systolic BP, New-Onset Hypertension Risk
The blood-pressure increases were observed in arthritis patients taking prescription-strength doses and may in part explain the elevated cardiovascular risk previously seen with the NSAID.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hope for Kevin ’s heart: Five-year-old shines after novel treatment for Ebstein’s anomaly
As the lights dimmed and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” blasted from loudspeakers, Kevin Nolan III took to the stage for his very first dance recital. Sporting striped pants, a turquoise bow tie and a black top hat, Kevin joined his class in performing two hip-hop jazz routines to a packed house. Kevin’s mood was perfectly in step with the song’s lyrics. “He had so much fun,” says Kevin’s mom, Laura. “He said he can’t wait to get on stage again.” While a first dance recital is a big deal for any 5-year-old, it’s especially poignant for Kevin, who was diagn...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Pedro del Nido Dr. Wayne Tworetsky Ebstein's anomaly Fetal Cardiology Program Source Type: news

Painkiller side effects - THIS common drug could affect your muscles
IBUPROFEN - and other common anti inflammatory drugs - could prevent muscle growth, Dr Chris Steele has revealed on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Opioids Aren ’ t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear
They are only one of many drug-related problems associated with pain management. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen (Drug) Drug Abuse and Traffic Source Type: news

Common painkillers may boost blood pressure in arthritis patients
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Painkillers May Boost Blood Pressure in Arthritis Patients
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis, a new study suggests. " The current findings suggest that the elevated cardiovascular risk with NSAIDs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't take ibuprofen if you go to the gym, study finds
Swedish researchers found the drugs, which are one of the most widely consumed, interfere with the healing process of muscles - which stops them from getting bigger following a work-out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why arthritis sufferers shouldn't take ibuprofen
Scientists at the University Heart Centre, Zurich, warned the results of the trial is worrying for the elderly, considering their higher rates of arthritis and hypertension. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ibuprofen health ALERT: Painkiller raises blood pressure in arthritis sufferers
ARTHRITIS sufferers who take the drug ibuprofen for pain relief are at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health warning: People who take ibuprofen for pain relief at greater risk
ARTHRITIS sufferers who take the drug ibuprofen for pain relief are at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ESC: No BP Spike Seen with Celecoxib Use
(MedPage Today) -- But ibuprofen boosts systolic pressure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen associated with blood pressure rise in arthritis patients at cardiovascular risk
(European Society of Cardiology) Ibuprofen is associated with increased blood pressure and hypertension compared to celecoxib in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to late-breaking results from the PRECISION-ABPM study presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in EHJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common over-the-counter ibuprofen found to be more effective against depression than dangerous antidepressant drugs
(Natural News) A complaint of depression to your general practitioner would likely result in you getting a prescription for an antidepressant. This doesn’t take into consideration the fact that there has been evidence that showed that around 30 to 40 percent of people with depression also had increased levels of inflammation in their brains, which inhibited the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celecoxib May Be Safest Choice for Older, Chronic NSAID Users Celecoxib May Be Safest Choice for Older, Chronic NSAID Users
The risk of major non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) toxicity in older adults who take the drugs regularly is higher with naproxen and ibuprofen than with celecoxib, according to a new secondary analysis of PRECISION trial data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Linked to Slight Risk of Kidney Damage in Ultramarathoners Ibuprofen Linked to Slight Risk of Kidney Damage in Ultramarathoners
Ultramarathoners who manage race day pain with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a bit more likely to develop kidney injuries than their competitors who don ’ t use the drug, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen linked to slight risk of kidney damage in ultramarathoners
(Reuters Health) - Ultramarathoners who manage race day pain with ibuprofen are a bit more likely to develop kidney injuries than their competitors who don ’t use the drug, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New study to assess whether painkillers make axial spondyloarthritis harder to detect
A new study is being launched in the UK to determine whether people with axial spondyloarthritis are being misdiagnosed because of thepainkillers they are using. The University of Aberdeen study, funded byArthritis Research UK, will examine how big a role patients' medication plays in slowing down the diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis, and to establish whether new approaches to treating and diagnosing the disease are needed. How painkillers may mask the signs of axial spondyloarthritis Axial spondyloarthritis is an inflammatory arthritic condition affecting around 700,000 people in the UK. It afflicts the spine and ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 7, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

How Ibuprofen pills can help cure your low mood
Go to your GP complaining of depression and you ’re likely to walk away with a prescription for an antidepressant. But could a common pain-killer do the job? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS doctors selling IV drips to hungover festival goers
This month, boutique arts and music festival Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire debuted the treatment for those who wanted something a little more niche than Ibuprofen (file image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
Title: ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 21, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news