Be cautious with pain medications

Be cautious with pain medications

By Veita Bland, M.D. / May 19, 2017

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, such as Motrin, Aleve, Nuprin, Ibuprofen and other over the counter medications for muscle aches can create serious complications. One should use caution when taking any NSAIDs. Submitted photo

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, such as Motrin, Aleve, Nuprin, Ibuprofen and other over the counter medications for muscle aches can create serious complications. One should use caution when taking any NSAIDs. Submitted photo

The weather is getting warm and a lot of people will restart activities not seen since the fall. That lawn beckons, household repairs seem to pop up and those who require the warmth to exercise will all start up again.

I will start to see those weekend warriors hit our office doors. They use and over use muscles not called upon since the fall. They come in sore and bruised and battered from their activities. They all just want some relief from their sore and tender muscles.

Many will just take an NSAID over the counter. You know those nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs.

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