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[IP] Pros and Cons of OTC Drugs

I spent some time and did some checking and found out the following:
OTC Pain Relievers

Most physicians believe all "Over the counter" (OTC) 
 pain medications, when used in moderation, are relatively safe for most people,
including people with diabetes.

At comparable doses, all provide similar pain relief,
although aspirin can cause more stomach upset.

For people with diabetes without kidney disease, there
may be an advantage to Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)-
acetaminophen,ibuprofen and naproxen. 

 For people with diabetes with kidney disease, aspirin appears to be the safest
of the OTC pain meds.

 Any of the pain relievers can cause problems at high levels, such as irritation
of the stomach and ulcers. At such levels over long periods,
acetaminophen is known to cause kidney
damage;ibuprofen and naproxen would probably have 
similar effects.

 People with diabetes and any degree of kidney impairment should always check
with their health care professional before starting any new
medication, even an OTC drug.
Hope this info will help someone out some.


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