Question by  Cassandra (26)

Is there an alternative pain medication, besides hydrocodone, that I can take for arthritis?


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

There are several types of medications, aside from hydrocodone that can be used to relieve pain from arthritis. Any type of medication containing naproxen, ibuprofen, ketaprofen, or propoxyphene can be very helpful. You should consult your doctor to see what type of over the counter or prescription medication would benefit you the most.


Answer by  duleshpalav (23)

yes there are altenative medicines which u can use to treat your arthritis, Glucosamine and Chondroitin suphate are the other medications which releases the pain of arthritis in some extend. the cod liver oil, papaya extratct means the food reach in vitamins can help to release the pain.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Arthritis pain can be severe. Physicians will treat the arthritic pain depending on the patient rating the pain on a pain scale and the limitations on daily life. There are OTC pain medication, anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen and Aleve, if one can take those.


Answer by  stacyru (65)

I know people who take ibuprofen or naproxen for arthritis. Both are over-the-counter medications. I also know people who take Tramadol, which is a non-narcotic prescription drug.


Answer by  kgoatley (22)

If your arthritis pain is caused by inflammation in your joints, glucosamine and condroitin are safe over-the-counter supplements that may help reduce your pain.


Answer by  Dhanalakshmi (5)

Hydroxychloroquine having less side effects, can be taken for treating arthritis. It reduces the swelling, inflammation and pain in the joints.


Answer by  djb228 (510)

There are numerous pain medications for arthritis. People respond differently to each of them. For severe arthritis, high enough doses to control the pain may have undesirable side effects. Consult a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist)for information about other drug options and the best treatment of arthritis pain.


Answer by  moonstar45342 (26)

Yes there is an alternative pain medication that one can take in lieu of hydrocodine for arthritis. Cayenne pepper pills halp very much to releive the pain of arthritis/


Answer by  jerezana (68)

yes there is many that you can take i curently work for a pharmacy... ibuprofen is for imflamation also you can take lyrica and celebrex also some doctors give prednisone for the swellind and to control the pain, also naproxen and meloxicam are used for arthritist and can be comibined


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Hydrocodone is a very strong narcotic, which if needed, means the pain medication requirement you have is great. There are many pain releivers with far less or no addiciting potential. If you are lucky enough to live in on of those states, medical marijuana has great promise.


Answer by  worker4228 (17)

There are a few. There is medication belonging to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac. Also, you may try narcotic medication, such as oxycodone.

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