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If you have hypertension can you take NSAIDs?

Is it okay for patients with uncomplicated hypertension to take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxyn, celecoxib, etc? 

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Two OTC drugs give better pain relief than one for osteoarthritis

A study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases shows that “combination treatment using ibuprofen plus acetaminophen provided better relief of chronic knee pain than acetaminophen alone.”

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Parents: Don’t fear all fevers

For years I’ve tried to reassure the parents of the kids in my practice that “fever is your friend.” My advice is based upon studies that show that NOT treating a fever will help children recover more quickly from viral … Continue reading

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Taking low-dose aspirin and NSAIDs can be a challenge (Part 2)

In a previous blog, “Taking low-dose aspirin and NSAIDs can be a challenge – (Part 1),” I wrote: I have many patients who are taking low-dose (81 mg) aspirin (ASA) daily and who wonder if they can take a Non-Steroidal … Continue reading

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Using acetaminophen (Tylenol) following vaccination may reduce efficacy

When children and adults in my practice receive a vaccine, I recommend ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce discomfort, inflammation, or low-grade fever. Now comes a study that will change my practice.

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New Warning Against Long-Term Use of Aspirin and Ibuprofen in Elderly

Aspirin and ibuprofen are staples in just about every medicine chest and first aid kit. They’re sold over the counter, and they’re not expensive. Most people don’t think twice about taking them. But you should — especially if you’re elderly. … Continue reading

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Cold medicines and children: a dangerous mix?

As the seasons change and parents reach for over-the-counter cold medicine for their icky-feeling children, they may be baffled by new instructions: Do not give them to kids under 4. Drug companies recently announced they are voluntarily changing the labels for … Continue reading

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Parents fret needlessly over fever

Parents, do you suffer from fever phobia? Have you ever: • Awakened a sleeping child to take his or her temperature? • Chased down a running, giggling but slightly feverish child with a dose of Tylenol? • Forced a whimpering, … Continue reading

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