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Prescribed with zerodol-p, acera IT and jointace for knee pain. Is it the right medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Dec-2013
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Doctor:Please go ahead with the query
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User:hi sorry, was away
User:My query is on an ortho related issue
User:my mom is suffering from knee pains and she has been adviced the following medicines by the ortho doc
User:pls confirm if these are fine to take
User:zerodol-p(tab), Acera IT-Cap, jointache dn tab
Doctor:Yes these medicines are routinely prescribed for the said conditions
Doctor:Zerodol is for pain
Doctor:Jointace is glucosamine supplement
User:ok so it is fine to take it is it
Doctor:Acera is antacid
User:sorry just rushing into a call, will come back to you on this
User:sorry about this.
Doctor:No problem
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User:bye & thank you
User:Good Evening
User:I was talking to , some time back ,but I had to rush and hence had to log out
User:this was with respect to an ortho issue which my mom is facing
User:she is having pain in her knees and is finding it difficult to bend
Doctor:Would you mind coming back on chat?
User:i am on chat mode only now
User:zerodol-p(tab), Acera IT-Cap, jointache dn tab
User:she had visited the orthodoc & he had prescribed the following medicines
User:zerodol-p(tab), Acera IT-Cap, jointache dn tab
Doctor:They are correct medicines
User:all 3 are for the same problem?
Doctor:Along with these she can get physiotherapy and massage to ease the pain
Doctor:Let your doctor refer you to physiotherapist
User:what do we mean by glucosamine supplement
Doctor:They are part of the degenerated cartilage
Doctor:They seem to help in moderate to severe OA
Doctor:they have some role in the pain
User:i was further informed that Acera IT is an antacid
User:is it necessary to take this antacid along with the other medicines
Doctor:yes when she takes pain killers
User:and zerodol is for pain
Doctor:she needs antacid
User:this was what the doc had prescribed
User:she did not specifically ask for any antacid
Doctor:they are correct
Doctor:You do not need to doubt the treatment
Doctor:I still did not understand why you are confused
User:i know they are correct, what I am asking is why is she asked to take an antacid
User:do this medicine have any kind of side effects
User:which requires her to use an antacid
Doctor:All pain killers can cause gastritis
Doctor:hence the antacid
Doctor:I said the same earlier
User:fine ok
User:can this medicine be taken for long term
User:if she were to take only jointace which is for knee & joint points and avoid the pain killers will it be an issue
Doctor:Pain killers are only to ease the pain
Doctor:IF she does nott have pain she can avoid tthem
Doctor:not compulsory
User:this jointace does it help in cartilage creation
Doctor:No good studies but routinely prescribed in practice
User:the issue is my mom is about 72 years old
User:she is not having any visible swelling or any kind of redness in the knee
User:but pain is definitely there
User:the last time she took the medicine the pain reduced, now it has again relapsed after 5-6 months
Doctor:She needs physiotherapy
Doctor:and pain medicine initially
Doctor:once the physiotherapy starts the pain medicine can be stopped
Doctor:Did you follow?
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:so this should have been followed with physio
Doctor:Arrange a physio at house
User:ok thanks I think that kind of answers all my doubts, As usual you have been of great help
User:thank you once again
Doctor:they can do house visits instead of carrying your mom
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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