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Suffering from pain in left knee. Prescribed zorab, ubicar. X-ray confirmed arthritis. Correct medication?

Hi, My mother recently started getting pain on her left knee . We consulted a doctor and after taking an xray the doctor confirmed at my mother is having arthiritis. She was prescribed Zorab and Ubicar tablets fo10 days. But When i looed in the internet for zorab, I could not find anything related to arthiritis. Please advice whether to go ahead with this medicines
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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The knee pain is commonly resulted of an arthritis. It is common with aging. The zorab is a proton pump inhibitor containing rabiprazole which is used for controlling acid levels in stomach. It is also prescribed with other drugs that can cause gastritis like NSAIDs which are anti inflammatory drugs and commonly used as pain killer e.g ibuprofen, diclofenic sodium, mefnamic acid. These drugs are very necessary in the treatment of arthritis and proton pump inhibitor are prescribed with them to prevent gastritis. However you doctor haven't prescribed anti inflammatory drugs which have a key role in the treatment of arthritis.

You mother can use diclofenic sodium for arthritis along with acetaminophen as cure of arthritis. For best opinion visit orthopedic doctor.

Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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