Reumofan Plus RecallFYI IF you use it!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:49 PM
Please check these links if you are using it...
Just wanting everyone to be AWARE!!!
P.S. Hope to be back in LAKE area by middle of October!!
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:10 AM
Try Black Cherry extract. It gets good reviews for relieving arthritis pain and especially for stopping a gout attack.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:11 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:57 AM
To put these hidden medications, which would be controlled NOB, into perspective:
Diclofenac is the NSAID Voltaren which, like all NSAID's, can cause increased heart attack rates in those with increased risk, just like Motrin/ibuprofen, Naprosyn/naproxen sodium, and all the others we have to choose from, but has a lower incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding than the originally developed NSAID's. A summary of the research on the relative details and differences between COX1 and COX2 inhibitors can be reviewed here: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Diclofenac
Methocarbamol is the old time muscle relaxant Robaxin which could cause drowsiness in those folks who are sensitive to any med that causes this side effect, but in wide practice hardly ever causes untoward side effects....it's also not a very potent muscle relaxer as a result. In practice we used to consider this one the "lightest" muscle relaxant and you never really ever found anyone getting addicted to it or doctor-shopping to request it as it doesn't cause a "high" even with excessive or chronic use, unlike Soma/carisoprodol which is the muscle relaxer that is widely abused illicitly. Addicts would say they were "allerigic" to Robaxin so you wouldn't prescribe it, but "Soma works just fine," which of course was always the red flag.
The more serious part of this recall would be in reference those tablets found to contain corticosteroids (Prednisone, Medrol/prednisolone, or any others) in God knows how many milligrams. The folks in whom this med worked "really great" may be likely the ones who were getting steroids unwittingly. Anybody who is taking this med regularly should, as correctly noted above, wean him/herself off of the tabs like this: take your total daily dose and decrease it by 25% every third day, that is, 3/4 of a dose for two days, 1/2 dose for two days, 1/4 dose for 2 days, and if possible to chisel the tablets this small, 1/8 dose for the last two days. Use a pill cutter or a razor blade until you get approximately the size you need and discard the mistakes. This will allow your adrenal glands to start producing the amount of cortisol again that the oral cortisone had suppressed. The poster who had the leg cramps had typical side effects of corticosteroids but not everyone will get this. Even if you have the kind without cortisone, which you wouldn't know without pill testing, this is an easy way to avoid a potentially serious side effects from lack of normal cortisone levels from stopping the med suddenly.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:09 PM
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