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what is the most common joint disease?
osteoarthritis
MOA of tylenol?
inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins in the CNS and peripherally blocks pain impulse generated
max dose of tylenol?
4 grams QD
in renal/hepatic impairment reduce by 50%
what are the adverse effects of tylenol?
not effective for pain associated with inflammation
-monitor INR with high doses
dose of celebrex?
200mg po BID
side effects fo NSAIDS?
ulcers (decrease prostaglandins)
GI FX
renal dysfunction
drug interactions
what are the side effects of ultram?
sedation
confusion
urinary incontinence
seizures
moa of ultram?
binds to mule receptors in the CNS: inhibits ascending pain pathways
dose of ultram?
50-100mg q6 hrs PRN
side effects of the opiods?
constipation, drowsiness
side effects of meperedine in the elderly?
seizures, renal failure
what is the strongest intraarticular glucocorticoid?
dexamethasone
what situation would a glucocorticoid injection be indicated?
osteoarthritis of the knee for short term relief
great topical agent for costocondritis?
ASA cream
what herbal product is contraindicated if you are allergic to shellfish?
glucosamine/chondritin
a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by symmetrical joint involvement
RA
what is the gold standard treatment for RA?
ASA 5 grams QD
what drug can be taken to prevent NSAID ulclers?
cytotec 100mcg QID
your patient's regimine for Osteoarthritis includes DMARD. what labs will you need tomonitor?
CBC. they cause thrombocytopenia/anemia
what are the 3 first line DMARD treatments?
MTX
GOld
plaquenil