What’s the best pain reliever for arthritis — aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), naproxen (Aleve), or ibuprofen (Advil)?
During a recent presentation at the — as covered in the Wilton Bulletin — Grzegorz Rdzak of Hope Street Pharmacy in Stamford explained the differences between the common over the counter pain relievers.
As per the article, Rdzak also covered some of the potentially serious interactions that can occur when taking common pain medications with other prescriptions. For example, “if you are taking aspirin for cardiac protection and regularly take an ibuprofen pill for arthritic pain, like Advil or Motrin, the ibuprofen will decrease the effectiveness of the aspirin,” the article states.
Rdzak also explained that the expiration date on a prescription indicates the medication has only 95 percent of its original strength and that its effectiveness will continue to decrease after that date.
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