Side Effects After Consuming Joint Pain Medication?
Sorry, I am 41 years old, almost 5 months. I continue to consume RHEMAFAR and MIloxicam regularly because knee joints every time I wake up, like stiffness and pain.
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Rhemafar is a branded drug with an active ingredient in the form of methylprednisolone, which is an anti-inflammatory drug of steroids. Steroids have an influence on the function of various organs of the body. Naturally, the body actually produces steroid hormones from the adrenal glands (kidneys) with cholesterol-based ingredients. At sufficient levels, the steroid hormone (cortisol) plays a role in suppressing the function of the immune system, stimulating the formation of new sugars (gluconeogenesis) in the liver, and influencing the breakdown of proteins and fats in the body.
Steroid drugs are categorized as hard drugs so that their use should not be arbitrary, but must be based on prescription and doctor's supervision. Prolonged use (more than 2 weeks) of steroids can cause a moon face to appear on the face due to the effect of steroids that retain body fluids and spur the accumulation of fat on the face. In addition, the effect of abnormal fat accumulation can also cause breast enlargement in men (gynecomastia) and the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. Steroids used in large and long-term doses also have the risk of causing the cessation of the production of the hormone cortisol from the adrenal glands. As a result, if the steroid drug is stopped abruptly, adrenal insufficiency conditions can occur which can be fatal, with symptoms / signs in the form of limp body, drastic weight loss, nausea, vomiting, decreased blood pressure, decreased blood sugar levels, to decreased consciousness.
Meanwhile, meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Long-term use of this drug (more than 2 weeks) can cause side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, the risk of decreased kidney function, increased blood pressure, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
You are advised to consult directly with a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine so that you can adjust the dose of drug consumption until finally the use of the drug can be stopped without increasing the risk of further complications. It is not recommended to stop using these drugs suddenly without first seeing a doctor. As a suggestion, you should avoid using harsh drugs randomly, eat nutritionally balanced foods regularly, and drink water for at least 8 glasses a day.
To enrich insights, you can read articles about the risks of side effects due to long-term use of steroids. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.