Enbrel and ibuprofen

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Given the warnings about use of either Remicade/Enbrel and NSAID's for heart patients, I want to know what are the comparative risks and how should I assess whether I take ibuprofen (200mg or 400 mg) or naproxen (200 mg) to reduce inflamation(pain) as this seems to be the only thing that helps me be pain free enough to exercise or do my daily chores or choose Remicade or Enbrel which have been suggested but also have a risk for certain heart diseases (among other things?
Naproxen is just ibuprofen, which is Motrin and Aleve. I would think Celebrex would help a lot more than Naproxen. It can't hurt to ask for it. Naproxen didn't do anything for me, except hurt my stomach. The Celebrex helped a lot, right away.
I have ankylosing spondylitis and heart disease and want to know what are the risks and how should I assess them if I take ibuprofen (200 - 400 mg or naproxen 200) to reduce inflamation(pain) as this seems to be the only thing that helps me be pain free enough to exercise or do my daily chores) (Remicade or Enbrel has been suggested but also has a risk for certain heart diseases among other things?
Treatments include, rest, meds and physical therapy. Meds used can include NSAIDs (like ibuprofen), Corticosteroids, DMARDS (disease modifying drugs used to reduce joint damage) or TNF Inhibitors (meds that work to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and stiffness.) TNF Inhibitors are used in more severe cases. Examples of TNF Inhibitors are Enbrel and Humira which you may recognize from TV ads.
Anything stronger than Tylenol I can take for pain w/o risking another bleed.? On Protonix, Enbrel and Tylenol. Was given Dilaudid in hospital for severe R.A. pain have a few tablets left, too strong.
the poster who wrote about ketoprofen is correct. it is an NSAID like ibuprofen and although not steroids, NSAIDS do the same thing for inflammation and pain (just not quite as well) and are safe (unless you have ulcer or kidney disease). you do not need a prescription, ketoprofen works the same way as ibuprofen just in different dosages. there is also a perscription med called feldine that is similar.
I have ankylosing spondylitis and heart disease and want to know should I take ibuprofen (200 - 400 mg or naproxen 200) to reduce inflamation(pain) as this seems to be the only thing that helps me be pain free enough to exercise or do my daily chores) (Remicade or Enbrel has been suggested but also has a risk for certain heart diseases?) Would reduction of inflamation in the arteries also help prevent further heart attacks?
placquenil methotrexate enbrel orencia humira rituxan Again, I don't know which of these are available in India, but I would hope that at least placquenil and methotrexate, which have been around for many years, will be available to you. Good luck!
I know for sure my mother, younger brother, niece, and at least three aunts all suffer the same or similar symptoms as I do in the '#2' department. I now take Enbrel and methotrexate pretty successfully, for my RA, and have for quite a few years. i take other meds I don't feel the need to discuss, because my symptoms all started before the meds. Mine 'usually' are brought on, although not always, following several days to a week or more with no BM.
Ive had RA since I was 16 and have been on methotrexate (8mg/wk) and ibuprofen(800mg/daily when needed). I was moderately okay for many years hence I was able to do cardio and weightlifting 3-4 a week. However in the past year I recently took a corticosteriod (cortisone) injection and began injecting TNF-inhibitors (Humira 2/month) due to a massive flare up.
Pain meds do not control the pain, either over the counter or prescribed and the stiffness in hips and knees and feet is affecting my balance. I asked if continues joint destruction would occur if I stopped the anti-inflammatory meds and he replied "no". I am under the impression that it is the inflammatory process that causes the destruction of the joint. Who is correct ? Thanks !
I was basically diagnosed as having somekind of sudden onset of arthritis, probably RA, given vioxx and pregnisone and sent on my way. I finally got on enbrel in 2002 and it worked real well but about a year ago its effectiveness wore off. I forgot to leave out that not to soon after this all happened i developed atrial fibrilation and was put on beta blockers. The AF got so bad that i had an ablation in 2005 and have been pretty much been cured since then.
Antibiotics (sulfa, tetracycline - rarely penicillins or ciprofloxacins), Nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory agents (ibuprofen), oral contraceptives and other hormones, sulfa diuretics and diabetic drug (Dyazide, Aldactone), Cimetidine (Tagamet), alph-interferon and gold salts. THERE IS A TEST THAT CAN BE DONE TO RULE OUT DILE. It is called antihistone antibodies. These are found in 95% of DILE patients, but they are also found in 40% of ALE patients.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
I have the same question as AireScotti. My doctor wants to put me on Enbrel. I've read the side effects and are freaking out. I'm so angry that I try so hard to eat good foods that will make me healthy and not get cancer or infections. I understand that Enbrel takes away the immune system so I feel like going into a protective bubble. My doctor said that if I get a bruise that bleeds then I have to call him immediately and go on antibiotics.
An anti-inflammatory that worked great for me is prescription Ketoprofen, 200 mg a day. I am currently on Enbrel injections and just started a morphine patch to help with the pain. Please stay in touch with me, I have been thru a lot the last four years and may be able to help guide you based on my experience. Most important thing is to find a good rheumy that listens to you and is determined to find a dx.
I don't really have issues with small joints although one joint in my fingers do hurt (same joint in both hands), it's mostly my hips, back, shoulders and ankles and knees but not very often with the knees and nothing compared to the others. I've also been getting swollen glands in my neck but my throat feels fine and I can chew and talk but can't turn my head without it hurting.
Hi, I also have AS, diagnosed in 2007 and have taken both Enbrel and Humira. Neither did the trick for me. Enbrel did nothing Humira gave minimal relief, it did help with my eye symptoms. I have also been on celebrex and several other medications. I was unable to get much relief with any of them, my lower back and hip would just kill me. About 9 months ago I completely stopped taking everything because they just werent helping and I just felt terrible.
Many prescription NSAIDs used for arthritis often contain caffeine. You might try leapfrogging ibuprofen and enteric-coated aspirin (or the migraine formula). Try different combinations, being careful not to go over the recommended daily dose. (Having said that, my sister in law sometimes doubles up the ibuprofen for a migraine, just don't do it a lot!) The idea of the leapfrogging is to keep the medication at a steady level in your bloodstream. It's more effective that way.
I'm taking 2400-3200 mg/day of ibuprofen plus colchine. Ativan and Vicodin help me sleep at night (lying down, not in a chair), but I limit those to night time because I'm a mother of 3 and need to be on top of things during the day. Has anyone had any success with any other types of medications or treatments?
) I took meloxicam for a long time because I could take it along with my BP meds, but eventually my stomach couldn't take it anymore. Thanks to Enbrel and methotrexate, I find I can get along without daily NSAIDs, but there are times I take an over-the-counter NSAID like Aleve. But even that tears up my stomach, so it's usually Tylenol for me. I take Prevacid twice daily for my stomach.
I think I may do the half tab for a few days, then every other day. I will supplement with ibuprofen on the days I skip for a w hile. Thanks for the info. And for replying so fast. This website is a wonderful resource.
it is fine to take ibuprofen during your detox. it will also help with the aches and pains. besides the headache how are you feeling? when did you stop using the vicodin?
First level they like to use is Methotrexate (not expensive, usually less than any co-pay for a month supply) dosage is once a week pill(s), usually start you out around 8 MG, and over the counter ibuprofen or prescription celebrex if you can afford it. Methotrexate works well for many people and that would be fantastic if it works for you. methotrexate takes a bit of time, about 6 weeks, for you to really start noticing a big difference so don't get discouraged.
Hi there, Five weeks is not enough time to figure out if methotrexate is going to work for you or not. A fair trial for any RA med is a good three months - it takes time to build up in your system. It might be a good idea to keep a written pain diary to document your pain level on a day to day basis, what you're taking, when you took it, what activities specifically make you feel worse (or better).
Neither appears to have any effect. Ibuprofen and Naproxen do not work. The Dr's want to start treatment soon as they believe this will help the RA. Any suggestions for dealing with the severe pain from the RA. Thanks.
In a word, YES. Start treatment to get on top of this before it starts manifesting in other joints (trust me, it will) plus causing further damage to your hands. It's not just stiffness, pain and swelling, it's real damage being done to your joints that will eventually lead to joint deformity and extremely limited ability to use your hands at all. The purpose of the stronger drugs is to prevent this from happening; to slow down or hopefully halt the progression of the disease.
I read the possible side effects of Enbrel, and that in addition to the apprearance of my left breast and the fact that I was only 29 years old and had hoped to have more children, I made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I could not bare the thought of being on a medication that I would have to inject myself with for the rest of my life. It was logical to me to just have them removed.
Beta blockers like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol and Propronolol have a black box warning for patients to be supervised by a physician while discontinuing use of these drugs. Withdrawal can cause severe exacerbation of angina and myocardial infarction. Ibuprofen, Indomethecin and Ketorolac are just a few non-selective NSAIDs that are required to have a black box warning for cardiovascular risks and gastrointestinal bleeding that can be fatal if used on a long-term basis.
Beta blockers like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol and Propronolol have a black box warning for patients to be supervised by a physician while discontinuing use of these drugs. Withdrawal can cause severe exacerbation of angina and myocardial infarction. Ibuprofen, Indomethecin and Ketorolac are just a few non-selective NSAIDs that are required to have a black box warning for cardiovascular risks and gastrointestinal bleeding that can be fatal if used on a long-term basis.
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