What instructions would a client need taking Gold as an anti-inflammatory?
Asked by Brant Omundson 1 year ago.
Unlike anti-inflammatory medications, Ridaura (auranofin) does not take effect immediately. In fact, you may have to wait for 3 to 6 months to get any benefit from Ridaura. Ridaura prevents or suppresses joint swelling, but does not cure rheumatoid arthritis. The patient should immediately report any adverse effects of therapy including dermatitis and pruritus, weakness, fatigue, hematuria, sore mouth, indigestion, diarrhea, metallic taste in mouth, or unusual bruising. The patient should minimize exposure to the sun and other sources of ultraviolet light. They need to wear sunscreen and protective clothing outdoors. Patients should keep appointments with health care providers for continued assessment and monitoring of renal, hepatic and hematologic functions. Review oral hygiene, including use of soft toothbrush, daily flossing and avoidance of strong, commercial mouthwashes. If mild stomatitis develops, an isotonic NaCl and sodium bicarbonate solution can be used. Women should be warned about the potential risks of using gold therapy during pregnancy. Answered by Joey Manny 1 year ago.
PATIENT! Patient, patient, patient! Lawyers and accountants have clients. Those of us in the medical field have patients. Stop the attempted political correctness BS and use the correct word. PATIENT. Thank you. As for best answer, choose daddyrx. His is perfect. He knows his stuff. Answered by Savanna Schwemm 1 year ago.
Do you suffer from, or is the onset of arthritis starting to make it's presence known?
Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. Is there any medication that can help?
Asked by Golden Zolinski 1 year ago.
DMARDS -- Disease modifying Anti-rheumatic drugs are many -- They are best used at the early stages of RA, but can help throughout. Commonly used oral DMARDs: Antimalarial medications such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) or chloroquine (Aralen) Leflunomide (Arava) Methotrexate such as Rheumatrex Sulfasalazine such as Azulfidine Less commonly used oral DMARDs: Azathioprine such as Imuran Cyclophosphamide such as Cytoxan or Neosar Cyclosporine such as Neoral or Sandimmune Gold salts such as Ridaura or Aurolate Minocycline such as Dynacin or Minocin Penicillamine such as Cuprimine or Depen Biological DMARDs: Abatacept (Orencia) Adalimumab (Humira) Anakinra (Kineret) Etanercept (Enbrel) Infliximab (Remicade) Rituximab (Rituxan) Also NSAIDS -- None steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Naproxen Sodium and so on can help with inflammation and pain. Immunosuppressant drugs can help immensely but have to be used with care due to side effects and the effects of a suppressed immune system -- Corticosteroids like prednisone are commonly used. Finally stronger opioid analgesics (painkillers) are prescribed for pain that cannot be controlled through other means -- Darvocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Codeine products and so on would fall into this category. Usually a combination of all treatments with lifestyle modification is the best combination treatment. A rheumatologist would be your best bet for the most informed doctor to manage your RA. Good luck, Answered by Carlotta Wiggains 1 year ago.