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Posted by: Cathy | 2009/10/15

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Good day

I would like to know if there is any medication on the market that I can get over the counter for the cartridges in my back? The fluids in it is less than usual and it causes a lot of pain. Can you help? I dont have medical aid and would like to buy over the counter if possible without a prescription..

Cathy

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Hallo Cathy
The only OTC medication that may help slightly is chondroitin ( e.g. Osteo-eze - but there are other brands at Clicks too) You can try it but it may not be enough. For pain you can try something like Neurofen anti-inflammatory if you don't have stomach ulcers or allergies etc - read the package insert first.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/10/15

Hallo Cathy
The only OTC medication that may help slightly is chondroitin ( e.g. Osteo-eze - but there are other brands at Clicks too) You can try it but it may not be enough. For pain you can try something like Neurofen anti-inflammatory if you don't have stomach ulcers or allergies etc - read the package insert first.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/10/15

Hallo Cathy
The only OTC medication that may help slightly is chondroitin ( e.g. Osteo-eze - but there are other brands at Clicks too) You can try it but it may not be enough. For pain you can try something like Neurofen anti-inflammatory if you don't have stomach ulcers or allergies etc - read the package insert first.
Dr Bets

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