Doctor Furlan explains what are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, naproxen, diclofenac, ibuprofen and celecoxib. Dr. Furlan shows the indications and contra-indications for these medications. How to use them for pain, chronic pain, migraines, headaches, menstrual cramps and acute pain.
They are all anti-inflammatory drugs how about acetaminophen? also known acetaminophen is an analgesic and fever can i mix these drugs? can i use these drugs if i have i’ll answer these questions and many others in this video. first, let me start by explaining what inflammation is. it is a normal reaction of the body
To any insult, trauma, attack or infection. so, if a part your body is invaded by bacteria, for example, your body will send an army of cells to combat and kill the bacteria. this makes that part of your however, the body will always overreact, and this makes the inflammatory reaction usually the body overreacts
Because it is better bacteria than to take the risk of not sending enough cells and loose the battle, which could mean spreading of the infection to the whole body. it also happens in auto-immune diseases, in the throat, we get amigdalitis in the ear, we get otitis inflammation is by using anti-inflammatory drugs.
Today, i’ll talk about the non-steroidal a week ago i posted this question to my youtube 37% of you said you take a painkiller medicine 6% just cry and be miserable and the remaining 9% said a variety so, for the 37% of you who said you take a there are dozens of different types of counter without a prescription,
But some of in another question that i posted to my do you take? 48% of you take tylenol, 22% take advil, 13% take naproxen and 10% take aspirin. the oldest anti-inflammatory medicine that we know of, that has been used for more than 3500 years it was used by the egyptians and ancient sumerians who extracted it from
Willow bark. it was patented as aspirin in 1897 by a german manufacturer. aspirin is an excellent anti-inflammatory drug, it helps to reduce pain and fever. however, it cannot be used in children younger than 12 years of age to treat fever because it can cause a causes swelling in the brain and liver. aspirin has an
Effect in the platelets, which are blood cells that are responsible for blood clots. aspirin blocks the platelets from forming blood reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks. bleeding, aspirin is not a good idea because the maximum dose of aspirin a person can take per day is 4,000 mg. so the person may take
Up to known as aleve or anaprox. it is very similar naproxen does not block the platelets, so it cannot be used to prevent strokes and heart that all non-aspirin nsaids may increase they can occur as early as the first weeks pressure, kidney failure or history of heart naproxen takes longer to start
Working, usually takes 15 minutes. but naproxen so it is better for people with chronic pain. the maximum dose of naproxen is 660 mg per day. ibuprofen is the drug name for a variety the low dose tablets of 200 and 400 mg are available over the counter without a prescription. the maximum dose should not exceed 2400 mg per
Day because higher doses are linked for fever, menstrual cramps, headaches, diclofenac, is sold with brand names this medication is not safe for people under the age of 18. women who are thinking of getting pregnant should avoid this nsaid because it can affect ovulation or kidney problem in the unborn baby and the
Maximum dose is 150 mg per day. higher doses are related to heart attack and stroke. all of these nsaids that i mentioned before are medications that block cox 1 and cox 2 enzymes. these enzymes are involved in the inflammatory response and production of prostaglandins. ideally, we don’t want to block the cox 1 because
It produces a substance that protects the stomach. called cox-2 inhibitors. there are a few anti-inflammatories that are specific to cox-2, celecoxib is good for short term pain relief after trauma, like muscle sprains, post-surgical pain and pain following dental extraction. the maximum daily dose should not
Exceed 200 mg per day. despite having many other migraine-specific drugs with better effects, like triptans, nsaids are the most commonly used medications for migraines. available, easy to access without prescription is associated with persistence of headache, stomach bleeding and ulcers. so, it the person continues
Having stomach pain, then they may use some gastric protector, all nsaids should be avoided in the 3rd cause pulmonary hypertension in the newborn, prolong labor by inhibiting uterine contractions elderly patients need to be carefully for more than 7 days. nsaids may increase blood pressure, damage the kidneys,
Interfere with other bowel bleeding, and alter the liver function. in people who have kidney failure, we need to monitor the levels of creatinine in the blood i could not finish this video without talking acetaminophen is not an anti-inflammatory drug because it does not reduce inflammation. fever, especially in
Children. it is also a medication that helps to the main disadvantage is that there are many people who get poisoned by acetaminophen. in canada, the main cause of acute liver failure is acetaminophen toxicity. some people will need a liver transplant or die because of this poisoning. by accident. a lot of people don’t
Know that with anti-allergic medications. they end up taking acetaminophen without even knowing it. the maximum daily dose should not exceed 4,000 mg for adults and children 12 years and older. pills per day that contain 500 mg each. how about mixing these drugs? it is not a good idea to mix an nsaid with another
Nsaid, as they do the same thing and the person will just be adding the risk of adverse effects. with nsaid because they are different classes of medications. in case of fever, for example, we can alternate taking tylenol and advil, like one tablet of tylenol, then 4 hours later a tablet of advil, then 4 hours later tylenol,
And so on. so, in summary, it is not because these drugs can be bought without a prescription that they are safe. i recommend you talking to your pharmacist before you use any of these medications. please, don’t forget that this video if you have a condition that needs medical and if there is an emergency, go to
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Anti-inflammatory drugs: "Aspirin", naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib and "Tylenol" By Dr. Andrea Furlan