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Palliative Care Topic Guide

Palliative Care Palliative Care: Palliative care is specialized medical and nursing care for people living with chronic, serious, and sometimes terminal illnesses. Starting as soon as possible after diagnosis, palliative care is a holistic approach that involves providing relief from both physical and psychological symptoms, caring for emotional and social needs, and improving quality of life. Palliative care may also assist families and caregivers.

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Palliative Care Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

bacillus coagulans and inulin Bacillus Coagulans And Inulin

Bacillus coagulans has been used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria," to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines. Inulin is ...learn more »

bifidobacterium and lactobacillus Bifidobacterium And Lactobacillus

Bifidobacterium and lactobacillus is a medical food used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria" to maintain a healthy digestive tract (stomach and intestines...learn more »

turmeric Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that comes from a plant. Turmeric is also known as Curcuma, Curcumin, Halada, Haldi, Haridra, Indian Saffron, Nisha, Pian Jiang Huang, R...learn more »

chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane Chondroitin, Glucosamine, And Methylsulfonylmethane

Chondroitin is a naturally occurring substance formed of sugar chains. Chondroitin is believed to help the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints...learn more »

ibuprofen and oxycodone Ibuprofen And Oxycodone

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

chondroitin and glucosamine Chondroitin And Glucosamine

Chondroitin is a naturally occurring substance formed of sugar chains. Chondroitin is believed to help the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints...learn more »

glucosamine Glucosamine

Glucosamine is sugar protein that helps your body build cartilage (the hard connective tissue located mainly on the bones near your joints).

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lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that exists naturally in the body, primarily in the intestines and the vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus has been us...learn more »

magnesium salicylate Magnesium Salicylate

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

omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

There are many brands and forms of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

phenazopyridine Phenazopyridine

Phenazopyridine is a pain reliever that affects the lower part of your urinary tract (bladder and urethra)...learn more »

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 »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

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

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

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