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Muscular and Joint Pains
Aspril, Naproxen, Ibuprofen and other pain medication can be used by patients experiencing joint aches and muscle pains/sore muscles to ease the discomfort. Side effects of pain and fever relief medication for joint and muscle aches include dependency and addiction. When a patient uses pain and fever relief medication for an extended period of time, it could reduce the ability for their muscles to repair themselves. It is because of this that extra caution must be exercised. These drugs may have interactions with other medications that the patient is taking and it is advisable that they consult with a doctor or pharmacist to reduce the risk of kidney disease and ulcers.
Causes of joint and muscle pain in adults:
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, muscle tension, muscular overuse and other injuries could cause joint and muscular pain in adults. There is also systemic muscle pain that could affect the whole body that could be caused by an infection, illness or medication side-effect.
Joint and muscle pain treatment in pregnancy
Joint and muscle aches often occur during pregnancy. It is advised that pregnant women use a cold compress or a nap before considering the use of pain and fever medication in pregnancy as aspirin and ibuprofen could be harmful when taken in early pregnancy or close to conception. They may lead to miscarriage or increase chances of birth defects.