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Suggested treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica

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Posted on Fri, 7 Nov 2014
Question: Suggested pain remedies for polymyalgia rheumatic
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Prednisolone is the first choice of treatment

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Thanks for the query

Prednisolone is the first drug of choice for PMR however if you want an alternative then I suggest Tab HCQS twice daily. Please discuss with your doctor about my suggestion.

The pain killer depends on the intensity of the pain. I usually give tablet paracetamol for mild pain, if the pain is moderate I suggest tablet aceclofenac, for severe pain I prescribe tab diclofenac or opiod analgesics like tramadol.

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

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Suggested treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica

Brief Answer: Prednisolone is the first choice of treatment Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query Prednisolone is the first drug of choice for PMR however if you want an alternative then I suggest Tab HCQS twice daily. Please discuss with your doctor about my suggestion. The pain killer depends on the intensity of the pain. I usually give tablet paracetamol for mild pain, if the pain is moderate I suggest tablet aceclofenac, for severe pain I prescribe tab diclofenac or opiod analgesics like tramadol. I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards