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NSAIDs and Weight Gain - Reactive Arthritis Treatment

This page contains links to eMedTV Arthritis Articles containing information on subjects from NSAIDs and Weight Gain to Reactive Arthritis Treatment. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • NSAIDs and Weight Gain
    Gradual weight gain isn't a commonly reported side effect with NSAIDs. But this eMedTV segment explains that if you're taking NSAIDs and weight gain occurs rapidly along with swelling or a cough, it could potentially indicate congestive heart failure.
  • NSAIDs Side Effects
    Nausea, diarrhea, and gas are a few common side effects of NSAIDs. This eMedTV page also covers serious side effects (like chest pain and slurred speech) and explains that if you experience these or other problems, you should call 911 right away.
  • NSAIDs Warnings and Precautions
    Among the conditions you should tell your doctor about before taking NSAIDs are asthma and nasal polyps. This eMedTV page also lists other NSAIDs precautions and warnings, such as the risk of a heart attack or stroke in some people taking these drugs.
  • Off-Label Use for Gengraf
    Although there are approved reasons to use Gengraf, off-label reasons exist as well. This selection from the eMedTV library lists a few of them, explains what the phrase "off-label" means, and links to more information on this topic.
  • Orencia
    Orencia is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page describes the effects of Orencia, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists important precautions to be aware of before starting treatment.
  • Orencia and Breastfeeding
    At this time, it is not known whether Orencia should be taken while breastfeeding. As this eMedTV article explains, while no human studies have been conducted on Orencia and breastfeeding, the drug was shown to pass through breast milk in rats.
  • Orencia and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using Orencia during pregnancy are not yet known. This eMedTV resource offers more information on this topic, including an explanation of the possible effects that may occur in fetuses exposed to large doses of the drug.
  • Orencia Dosage
    For people who weigh less than 132 pounds, the recommended Orencia dose is 500 mg. This part of the eMedTV archives provides dosing guidelines for other weight groups and includes information on when and how to receive your dosage.
  • Orencia Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may interact with Orencia include TNF inhibitors, anakinra, and "live" vaccines. This eMedTV page describes what may happen if these drugs are taken with Orencia and explains how you can help prevent Orencia drug interactions.
  • Orencia for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    This eMedTV page explains that when considering treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, Orencia may be recommended when certain other medications have failed. This page describes how this drug performed in clinical studies and includes a link to learn more.
  • Orencia Side Effects
    Common Orencia side effects may include indigestion, high blood pressure, and infections. This eMedTV Web page lists other common side effects and also includes a list of potentially serious side effects that require medical attention.
  • Orencia Uses
    Rheumatoid arthritis in adults is commonly treated with Orencia. As this eMedTV article explains, however, it can also be used to treat other conditions. "Off-label" Orencia uses may include the treatment of multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and lupus.
  • Orencia Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Orencia if you are allergic to any active or inactive components of the drug. This eMedTV page contains other Orencia warnings and precautions, and lists potential side effects or complications to look out for during treatment.
  • Orensia
    Orencia is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV article describes the effects of the medication and explains how often it is administered. Orensia is a common misspelling of Orencia.
  • Ostearthritis
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers a brief overview of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. This page also describes possible treatment options that are available. Ostearthritis is a common misspelling of osteoarthritis.
  • Osteo Artritis
    Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease often seen in people ages 65 and older. This eMedTV page provides an overview of the condition and includes a link to more detailed information. Osteo artritis is a common misspelling of osteoarthritis.
  • Osteoarthiritis
    Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that causes pain and limited movement. This eMedTV Web article provides a brief overview of this disease and offers a link to more detailed information. Osteoarthiritis is a common misspelling of osteoarthritis.
  • Osteoarthitis
    This eMedTV page explores osteoarthritis, a common joint disease, describing some of the symptoms (like joint pain) and prevention tips. Treatment options are also briefly discussed. Osteoarthitis is a common misspelling of osteoarthritis.
  • Osteoarthritis
    Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease in which cartilage has worn away. This eMedTV article provides detailed information about osteoarthritis, including its common symptoms, how many people it affects, and how it may be treated and prevented.
  • Osteoarthritis Explained
    The common joint disease osteoarthritis is explained in this eMedTV article. This segment describes the primary characteristic of this condition and usual symptoms. It lists parts of the body it affects and treatment options, with a link to learn more.
  • Osteoarthritis Information
    Are you looking for information on osteoarthritis? This page of the eMedTV archives is a great starting point. It explains what happens in the body with this condition, possible symptoms, and suspected causes. A link to more information is also included.
  • Osteoarthritis Joint
    In an osteoarthritis joint, the breakdown of cartilage can lead to pain, swelling, and other symptoms. This eMedTV article describes the various parts that make up a joint (for example, cartilage and ligaments) and how osteoarthritis affects them.
  • Osteoarthritis Medication
    This part of the eMedTV archives lists some of the drugs used to treat osteoarthritis, such as NSAIDs and corticosteroids, as well as some important things to consider before taking these medications, such as possible side effects.
  • Osteoarthritis Prevention
    No one approach to preventing osteoarthritis is guaranteed to work. But this eMedTV page explains how you can lower your risk of osteoarthritis by knowing your risk factors (such as having joint injuries or being obese) and making lifestyle changes.
  • Osteoarthritis Research
    Gene therapy, diagnostic tools, and tissue engineering are some current areas of osteoarthritis research. As this eMedTV article explains, this research may help discover new treatment methods or even understand how the disease can be prevented.
  • Osteoarthritis Statistics
    Seventy million Americans will be at risk of osteoarthritis by 2030. This eMedTV page discusses osteoarthritis statistics related to how many women versus men get the disease and how many people receive home healthcare for it, among other things.
  • Osteoarthritis Symptoms
    Osteoarthritis tends to develop over time, mainly affecting the spine, knees, hands, hips, and neck. This eMedTV Web page provides detailed information about osteoarthritis symptoms, including a discussion of symptoms for each affected body part.
  • Osteoarthritis Treatment
    Exercise, pain-relief methods and drugs, and even surgery can be used as part of osteoarthritis treatment. This eMedTV Web page describes in detail these and other treatment options and when each one might be used.
  • Osteoarthritus
    Older people are especially at risk of osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). This eMedTV page lists some osteoarthritis symptoms (such as limited movement) and treatments. Osteoarthritus is a common misspelling of osteoarthritis.
  • Osteoartritis
    This eMedTV article discusses osteoarthritis, a joint disease in which cartilage has worn away, allowing bones to rub together. This page briefly outlines possible symptoms and treatment options. Osteoartritis is a common misspelling of osteoarthritis.
  • Osteoartritis Pain Treatments
    This eMedTV segment outlines some goals of osteoarthritis treatment (such as controlling pain), as well as specific treatment options (like exercise). Osteoartritis pain treatments is a common misspelling and variation of osteoarthritis treatment.
  • Osteoporosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    This page on the eMedTV Web site explains the link between osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This article also talks about how nutrition, exercise, medications, and other strategies can help prevent and treat osteoporosis in those with RA.
  • Other Knee Arthroscopy With Synovectomy Risks
    This multimedia clip describes major complications that can occur with this procedure.
  • Other Risks -- Total Knee Replacement
    This multimedia clip introduces major complications with knee replacement surgery.
  • Other Total Hip Replacement Risks
    This multimedia video clip describes major complications with hip replacement surgery.
  • Overview of Loose Bodies in the Knees
    This interactive video discusses loose bodies in the knee -- what they are and treatment options.
  • Pennsaid
    Pennsaid is a type of NSAID that is used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers a comprehensive overview of this medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, drug warnings, and more.
  • Pennsaid and Breastfeeding
    If you are thinking about nursing while taking Pennsaid, talk to your healthcare provider first. This eMedTV resource gives an overview of breastfeeding and Pennsaid, explaining the drug manufacturer's recommendation on the topic.
  • Pennsaid and Pregnancy
    When used during pregnancy, Pennsaid may pose certain risks to the fetus. However, as this segment of the eMedTV archives explains, the full risks are still unknown. This article discusses in detail the safety of using this NSAID when pregnant.
  • Pennsaid Dosage
    As this portion of the eMedTV Web site points out, Pennsaid is typically used two to four times a day. This article further discusses the dosing guidelines for this product, including helpful tips on applying it.
  • Pennsaid Drug Interactions
    Several drugs can interact with Pennsaid, including Rheumatrex, Coumadin, and Lotensin. This eMedTV Web resource takes an in-depth look at the products that can interfere with this osteoarthritis medication and discusses the results of these interactions.
  • Pennsaid Medication Information
    Pennsaid is a drug used to treat pain and other symptoms caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of Pennsaid, with information on the medication's side effects, dosing guidelines, and precautions.
  • Pennsaid Overdose
    Kidney failure, drowsiness, coma, and other symptoms can occur if you take too much Pennsaid. This eMedTV Web article explains what you can expect from an overdose with this NSAID, including a discussion on how an overdose will likely be treated.
  • Pennsaid Side Effects
    In clinical studies, dry skin at the application site was the most commonly reported Pennsaid side effect. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at other potential side effects of this NSAID, including symptoms that require prompt medical care.
  • Pennsaid Uses
    As this eMedTV article explains, Pennsaid is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis in adults. This segment discusses how the drug works to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee and also discusses possible "off-label" uses for the product.
  • Pennsaid Warnings and Precautions
    Liver damage can occur in people who are taking Pennsaid. This eMedTV segment lists other safety precautions to be aware of before using Pennsaid, including warnings on who should avoid the drug and information on how to reduce your risk.
  • Peroxicam
    If you have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, you can use piroxicam to help relieve pain. This eMedTV Web page explains how this prescription medication works and describes its effects. Peroxicam is a common misspelling of piroxicam.
  • Piroxicam
    This eMedTV segment provides an overview of piroxicam, a prescription medication used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This page covers piroxicam side effects, how the drug works, overdose symptoms, and other topics.
  • Piroxicam Drug
    This eMedTV Web page provides some information on piroxicam, a prescription medication used to treat pain. This page talks about how to use the drug and explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
  • Piroxican
    Piroxicam is a pain medication used for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV resource explains how piroxicam works and lists common side effects of the drug. Piroxican is a common misspelling of piroxicam.
  • Ponstel
    Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is a drug that is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. This eMedTV Web page discusses specific Ponstel uses and also offers general dosing information and a list of potential side effects of this drug.
  • Ponstel and Pregnancy
    Doctors generally do not recommend Ponstel during pregnancy because of potential side effects to the fetus. This eMedTV segment discusses this issue in detail and also explains how the FDA's category system works.
  • Ponstel and Weight Gain
    Side effects are possible with Ponstel; weight gain, however, is a side effect that is reported rarely. This eMedTV resource explains what rapid weight gain with this drug may indicate and offers suggestions for helping with weight loss.
  • Ponstel Dosage
    This eMedTV article explains that for people 14 years of age or older, the suggested starting Ponstel dosage is 500 mg, followed by 250 mg every six hours. This segment also offers several tips and precautions for those taking Ponstel.
  • Ponstel Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV article contains a list of medications that can potentially cause Ponstel drug interactions, including aspirin, lithium, or methotrexate. Drug interactions may cause side effects such as bleeding or stomach ulcers, among other things.
  • Ponstel Medicine
    If you have mild-to-moderate pain, your healthcare provider may recommend a medicine called Ponstel. This eMedTV segment gives some basic information on the medication and includes a link to more details.
  • Ponstel Precautions and Warnings
    Do not take Ponstel if you have advanced kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or high blood pressure. This eMedTV page lists more Ponstel precautions and warnings, including a list of possible side effects that may occur while taking this drug.
  • Ponstel Side Effects
    Common Ponstel side effects may include gas, stomach pain, and nausea. This eMedTV article also lists other less common side effects, as well as potentially serious problems that should be reported to your healthcare provider right away.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Adalimumab
    This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at some precautions and warnings with adalimumab, such as those related to an increased risk of lymphoma and skin cancer in those taking the drug. This page also describes who should avoid this medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Allopurinol
    Before taking allopurinol, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney disease. This eMedTV Web page includes other precautions and warnings with allopurinol, including possible side effects and information on who should not take the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Colchicine
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why colchicine may increase your risk of serious conditions. Other safety warnings and precautions for colchicine are discussed in this article, including possible drug interactions and side effects.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Diclofenac Sodium Extended-Release
    As this eMedTV page explains, people taking diclofenac sodium extended-release can sometimes suffer kidney or liver damage. This page lists other precautions and warnings with diclofenac sodium extended-release (like potential drug interactions).
  • Precautions and Warnings With Etodolac
    Do not take etodolac if you are having or have recently had coronary bypass graft surgery. This eMedTV page contains more precautions and warnings with etodolac, including other people who should not take the drug and possible side effects.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Indomethacin
    If you are taking indomethacin, it's important not to take the drug with other NSAIDs. This eMedTV Web page discusses other precautions and warnings for indomethacin users, and looks at who should not take the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Nabumetone
    Before taking nabumetone, you should tell your healthcare provider if you smoke or have asthma. This eMedTV page covers other precautions and warnings with nabumetone, including the possibility of side effects like liver damage or serious rash.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Naprelan
    People taking Naprelan can experience liver damage. This eMedTV page lists several more precautions and warnings with Naprelan, such as things to tell your healthcare provider before taking it, as well as who should not be taking this drug at all.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Piroxicam
    This eMedTV article talks about several precautions and warnings with piroxicam, such as possible drug interactions and side effects. This page also provides a list of things to tell your doctor before taking the drug, such as whether you smoke.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Rituximab
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why rituximab may increase your risk for serious conditions. Other safety warnings and precautions for rituximab are discussed in this article, including possible drug interactions and side effects.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Sulindac
    Renal stones are a rare but possible side effect of sulindac. This eMedTV Web page offers more precautions and warnings with sulindac, including other potential side effects that may develop and information on who should not take the medicine.
  • Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery
    This eMedTV Web page discusses some things to consider as you prepare for knee replacement surgery, such as when you should stop eating and drinking. This page also offers helpful information on what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Problems With Celebrex
    In general, Celebrex is well tolerated by most people; however, adverse reactions can occur. This page of the eMedTV site describes some common Celebrex problems that have been reported and explains who may be more likely to experience side effects.
  • Problems With Enbrel
    Although most people do not experience any problems with Enbrel, adverse reactions are possible. This eMedTV resource describes a few common side effects to be aware of, as well as serious ones, and includes a link to more in-depth information.
  • Problems With Ibuprofen
    In rare cases, ibuprofen can cause problems such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. This eMedTV resource gives a brief overview of the problems that can occur during treatment with this pain reliever, from common to life-threatening side effects.
  • Problems With Mobic
    Some of the potential problems with Mobic can involve heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea. This eMedTV Web resource describes other possible risks with this drug, including potentially serious side effects that require immediate medical care.
  • Problems With Naproxen
    Some of the potential problems with naproxen can involve constipation, dizziness, and nausea. This eMedTV Web resource describes other possible risks with this drug, including potentially serious side effects that require immediate medical care.
  • Problems With Remicade
    Not everyone who takes Remicade will experience problems. In fact, as this eMedTV article explains, most people tolerate it well. This resource takes a brief look at some of the side effects that may occur during treatment, such as infections and anemia.
  • Problems With Tylenol
    Tylenol is generally well tolerated, but side effects are always a possibility. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes some of the problems with Tylenol that can occur, including information on when side effects are more likely to occur.
  • Proxicam
    Piroxicam is a prescription drug used to treat pain and inflammation due to arthritis. This eMedTV article covers piroxicam uses in more detail, explains how the drug works, and describes its effects. Proxicam is a common misspelling of piroxicam.
  • Ramicade
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, Remicade is a medicine prescribed to treat several inflammatory conditions. This page also discusses what to tell your doctor before starting the medication. Ramicade is a common misspelling of Remicade.
  • Reactive Arthris
    Reactive arthritis is most common in men between the ages of 20 and 40. This eMedTV page further describes this type of arthritis, which occurs in response to an infection in the body. Reactive arthris is a common misspelling of reactive arthritis.
  • Reactive Arthritis
    Reactive arthritis develops in response to an infection in the body. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed look at this form of arthritis, including information on its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Reactive Arthritis Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV segment explains, there is no single test can determine if a person has reactive arthritis. When making a reactive arthritis diagnosis, your doctor will take several factors into account, such as your medical history and test results.
  • Reactive Arthritis Information
    Are you looking for information on reactive arthritis? This eMedTV Web article gives a brief overview of this condition and its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Also included in this article is a link to more detailed information.
  • Reactive Arthritis Symptoms
    Muscle aches, joint pain, and fever are possible indications of reactive arthritis. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of these and other reactive arthritis symptoms and signs, including information on how long they typically last.
  • Reactive Arthritis Treatment
    Options for managing reactive arthritis include exercise, antibiotics, and NSAIDs, among other things. This eMedTV page takes a look at reactive arthritis treatment, including information on the specialists who may take part in your treatment plan.
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