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What form of over the counter anti-inflammatory medicine is safest for the liver and kidneys?

Asked by MrsDufresne (3547points) September 11th, 2010

I take anti-inflammatory medicine, like ibuprofen or naproxin for the pain of costochondritis once a day. I know that these are not good for your kidneys and liver, so I use the lowest dose possible. Is there any kind of oral anti-inflammatory medicine that is not [as] harmful to the kidneys and liver?

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augustlan's avatar

I have kidney disease, and my doctor says they are all off-limits to me. Despite that, I take a prescription NSAID for fibromyalgia twice a day, every day. I just have to keep up with my kidney function tests.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

I would go see an acupuncturist….they treat kidney and liver problems all the time. Chinese herbs (Rehmannia 8) for example are non-toxic and for kidney/liver problems.

I was cured of an incurable disease through acupuncture, that’s why I am such an advocate of it. Make sure you go to a certified and trained acupuncturist, though. It’s worth a shot.

angelique_1's avatar

the only thing i can think of is tylenol. it doesnt really help much, but its safer than advil or aleve. the doctor told me to take extra stregnth tylen and not the other products. but if i am hurting bad enough, ill take the aleve or advil.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t get why you would ask us instead of your own doctor, no one here is qualified to prescribe over the internet with no idea of your medical condition. You could ask a pharmacist.

MrsDufresne's avatar

@YARNLADY I ask because I like to gain knowledge from the Fluther collective.

I certainly recognize that before I choose whether or not to take any medicine, I would consult my doctor

YARNLADY's avatar

@MrsDufresne—I do not understand how you would expect to find reliable information on a Q & A site where anyone who wants to can call themselves Dr and we would know absolutely nothing about your medical condition or background.

Your question asks about the safety of a medication, and there is no way even a reputable medical doctor would tell you a medication is safe or not safe without knowing anything about you.

MrsDufresne's avatar

@YARNLADY LOL. Okie Dokie. When I said “my doctor” in my previous reply, I meant the human being that knows my personal medical history. I know that asking medical questions on the internet can lead to some unreliable answers. I ask just to see other people’s input.


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