For aches and pains: Over-the-counter medicines and prescription treatments such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), piroxicam (Feldene
) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) may help.
Pain Medications to Use and Avoid with Older Adults Type of Drug Preferred Avoid Opioids Acetaminophen-Codeine Pentazocine (Talwin [R]) phosphate (Tylenol Meperidine (Demerol [R]) with codeine [R]) Oxycodone Propoxyphene (Darvon-N [R]) (Oxycontin [R]) Hydromorphone (Dilaudid [R]) NSAIDs Ibuprofen (Motrin [R]) Indomethacin (Indocin [R]) Salsalate (Salsitab [R]) Piroxicam (Feldene
[R]) Diflunisal (Dolobid [R]) Phenylbutazone Acetaminophen (Tylenol [R]) (Cotylbutazones [R]) Adjuvant Trazadone (Desyrel [R]) Aspirin (Bayer [R]) Fluoxetine (Prozac [R]) Amitriptyline (Elavil [R]) Desipramine (Norpramin [R]) Phenothiazine (Thorazine [R]) Note: The Pain: Geriatric Self-Learning Module is based on module developed by Sally Scott, Nancy Eksterowicz, and Beth White.
May increase sensitivity to sunlight if combined with sulfa drugs, Feldene
(anti-inflammatory), or Prilosec or Prevacid (for acid reflux).
Specifically, NovaDel's patent is directed to buccal aerosol spray compositions for delivering a number of active compounds including, clemastine (Tavist ), nicotine, testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, fluoxetine (Prozac) and piroxicam (Feldene
Some are just as strong as the prescription ones - Nurofen Gel Maximum Strength, for instance, and Feldene
P Gel (also available on prescription).
The treatments usually involve synthetic drugs, such as Vioxx, Celebrex, Motrin, Feldene
, Indocin, Clinoril, Naprosyn, Vicoden, Piroxicam, Tramadol, Codeine and Meclomen.
NSAIDs Used To Treat Lupus(*) Generic Name Brand Name Ibuprofen Motrin, Advil Naproxen Naprosyn, Aleve Sulindac Clinoril Diclofenac Voltaren Piroxicam Feldene
Ketoprofen Orudis Diflunisal Dolobid Nabumetone Relafen Etodolac Lodine Oxaprozin Daypro Indomethacin Indocin (*) Brand names included in this fact sheet are provided as examples only and their inclusion does not mean that these products are endorsed by the National Institutes of Health or any other Government agency.
Garrett and his associates found that those who underwent a regimen of Feldene
(piroxicam) three times a day experienced improved contractile ability on day 1 alone.
As a heuristic exercise, we consider an extremely stylized analysis of piroxicam, a popular antiarthritic drug that, until the patent expired in April 1992, was manufactured exclusively by Pfizer under the patent brandname "Feldene
." In the year prior to the patent's expiration, Pfizer sold approximately 1.4 million units (100 20-mg.
Drug Category Potential Alternatives Analgesic (pain reliever): meperidine (Demerol) acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) piroxicam (Feldene
) aspirin (Bayer, others) propoxyphene (Darvon, others) oxycodone (Percocet, others) Cardiovascular (for the heart): amiodarone (Cordarone) flecainide (Tambocor) very limited clinical propafenone (Rythmol) experience quinidine (various) Antimycobacterial (Anti-TB or anti-MAC): clarithromycin (Biaxin) azithromycin (Zithromax) rifabutin (Mycobutin) ethambutol (Myambutol) Calcium Channel Blocker (for the heart): bepridil (Vascor) very limited clinical experience Ergot Alkaloid (vasoconstrictor): dihydroergotamine (D.H.E.
The drugs most commonly involved were the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline, time-release potassium chloride, quinidine, aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Motrin, Feldene
, and Indocin.
NSAIDs, such as Motrin/Rufen, Ansaid, Naprosyn/Anaprox, Rimadyl, Voltaren, Clinoril, Feldene
, and Tolectin, should be avoided for the arthritic pain of nursing facility patients as much as possible due to their adverse GI effects in chronic usage.
These compounds are being widely used in pharmaceutical industry; the examples of drugs containing such compounds are dapsone (leprosy drug), feldene
(arthritis drug), glutathione (scavenger for oxidising agents), cysteine and sulphur containing penicillin family of drugs .
He or she may recommend a short course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Bayer Select, Nuprin), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene
), and acetaminophen (Tylenol) for muscle aches, joint pain, sore throat, and headaches.
If you don't like the strong smell of these and you are not asthmatic or sensitive to aspirin, you could try Movelat, Ibugel or Feldene