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Oruvail SR is a slow-release formula of a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is prescribed for the relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling due to rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. These can be painful conditions that make it difficult to manage your daily tasks. Your mobility can be impaired or you might require the use of walking aids just to get from point A to point B.
There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA), but Oruvail SR or generic Ketoprofen can provide pain relief and reduce the inflammation with once-a-day dosing. Inflammation is your body’s way to eliminate the cause of injury, clear out the affected dead cells and tissue, and repair the damage. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When taken as directed, Oruvail SR or generic Ketoprofen inhibits the enzymes responsible for producing inflammatory-causing chemicals, namely cyclo-oxygenase, also known as COX-1 and COX-2. Oruvail SR is considered a non-selective NSAID as it affects both the COX-1 which is responsible for producing prostaglandins to maintain the protective lining in your gut, and COX-2 which is more to blame for inflammation, pain, and fever.
Long term use of a non-selective NSAID can cause gastrointestinal tract irritation, lesions in your stomach lining, or possible peptic ulcers. Once Oruvail SR has reduced the symptoms of your arthritis, your doctor may recommend a low dosage NSAID as maintenance.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable autoimmune disease that for unknown reasons believes your own tissues or organs are a threat so prostaglandins and other body chemicals are dispatched to attack. Most of the damage caused by RA is to your joint lining and cartilage in your fingers, wrist, knees, and elbows, making it painful and difficult to use the joints without bone-on-bone friction.
Osteoarthritis can affect your small and large joints, such as wrists, feet, hips, knees, and back. OA can be a result of an injury, but most cases involve the natural aging process. As this condition progresses, the cartilage that cushions your joints begins to wear away, eventually causing the two opposing bones to erode into each other. The pain can be debilitating and interferes with your ability to bend, walk, or grip anything unless you start taking Oruvail to relieve the inflammation and reduce the pain. If OA is allowed to progress too far, your doctor may recommend joint replacement.
Talk to your doctor about the safety of taking Oruvail SR if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions and allergies you have and list all current OTC and Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal and vitamin supplements to help your doctor decide if Oruvail SR is the right medication for you.
Oruvail SR may cause dizziness or drowsiness so avoid taking part in any activities until you know how it affects you. Your doctor may prescribe a low-dose of Oruvail SR because of the risk of stomach ulcers. You should not drink alcohol while taking Oruvail SR because it may amplify side effects. Talk to your doctor before starting or stopping any medications while on Oruvail SR as it could alter how the prescribed dosage will work for you.