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anti-inflammatory

(ăn′tē-ĭn-flăm′ə-tôr′ē, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Preventing or reducing inflammation.

an′ti-in·flam′ma·to′ry n.

anti-inflammatory

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that reduces inflammation.
 
noun An agent (e.g., ice, aspirin, ibuprofen) that attenuates inflammation.

anti-inflammatory

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that ↓ inflammation noun An agent–ice, aspirin, ibuprofen–that attenuates inflammation. See Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.

anti-inflammatory

Acting against inflammation. The main anti-inflammatory drugs are the CORTICOSTEROIDS but these must always be used with caution as inflammation is usually beneficial.

Anti-inflammatory

Medicine used to relieve swelling, pain, and other symptoms of inflammation.
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In some people with asthma, symptoms such as wheeze or breathlessness are made worse by anti-inflammatories. Also, anti-inflammatories can sometimes make high blood pressure, heart failure, or kidney failure worse.
This leads to the next news item, that the most-used anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and naproxen are not safe when used long-term and particularly not in older people with established cardiac disease.
All I suggest is caution around the use of drugs - the anti-inflammatories mentioned in this article are not even new - they have been around for decades.
Over 14 million arthritis suffers take high doses of aspirin and other NSAIDs, or anti-inflammatories, to ease their symptoms.
But studies have linked overuse of anti-inflammatories and acetaminophen with kidney and liver problems.
Prescription anti-inflammatories include Vioxx and Celebrex.
Initially, these anti-inflammatories will probably be used with reduced dosages of anticonvulsant drugs.
The latest study showed that, as expected, COX-2 inhibitors doubled the risk of an attack - but so did the two non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
Additionally, ice, compression, elevation, massage and anti-inflammatories. Seek professional help if you see no improvement or are worse after 7 days' rest and treatment.
However, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories were prescribed 52 times, and anti-inflammatory steroids were ordered in a few cases.
Forty-one percent of the participants who used drugs to control blood pressure had taken anti-inflammatories in the last year, while only 26 percent of those not on the hypertension medication had, report Jerry H.
"This study suggests that anti-inflammatories can actually affect the disease process," comments H.