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Arthritis Topic Guide

Arthritis Arthritis: Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Arthritis causes include injury, abnormal metabolism (such as gout), inheritance (such as in osteoarthritis), infections (such as in the arthritis of Lyme disease), and an overactive immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis [RA] and systemic lupus erythematosus). Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited joint function. Treatment may include pain medications, pain-relieving creams, and dietary supplements.

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Arthritis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

acetaminophen and tramadol Acetaminophen And Tramadol

Tramadol is an pain medicine similar to an opioid (sometimes called, a narcotic). Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of...learn more »

hydrocodone and ibuprofen Hydrocodone And Ibuprofen

Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medici...learn more »

tramadol Tramadol

Tramadol is an pain medicine similar to an opioid (sometimes called, a narcotic).

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acetaminophen and hydrocodone Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodon...learn more »

etodolac Etodolac

Etodolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Etodolac works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

fentanyl citrate (oral transmucosal) Fentanyl Citrate (oral Transmucosal)

Fentanyl citrate is an opioid pain medicine used to treat "breakthrough" cancer pain that is not controlled by other medicines. This medicine is not for ...

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fentanyl transdermal (skin patch) Fentanyl Transdermal (skin Patch)

Fentanyl is an opioid pain medicine that is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain around the clock. Fentanyl transdermal is not for treating mild...

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aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

fenoprofen Fenoprofen

Fenoprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Fenoprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

codeine Codeine

Codeine is an opioid medication used to treat mild to moderately severe pain...learn more »