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Pleurisy (cont.)

Pluerisy Treatment

When you have been diagnosed with pleurisy and more serious causes of chest pain have been ruled out, you will probably get a prescription for pain medicine.

  • You may be prescribed an anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), or naproxen (Naprosyn). You may even receive stronger medicine, such as codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), or oxycodone (Percocet).
  • If you have a lot of fluid in your chest, it may need to be drained.
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