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Posted by: Cindy | 2011-06-10

Betapyn

I take two to eight Betapyn tablets a day, depending on my pain levels. Is it really such a bad thing? Will my arteries really become clogged up, as a coworker told me?

I work every day at a PC for long hours and the rest of my life is so hectic that I don''t have time for Pilates or stretching exercises on my own. These alleviate the pain in my back, neck and shoulders, but sometimes I still need to take painkillers anyway. I have been to a chiropractor and have time and again gone back to the physio, but I suspect I''m stuck with this pain.

Are there any more alternatives????

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Hi Cindy

Betapyn won't clog up your arteries.

Taking high doses for extended periods of time may however be bad for your liver, kidneys and/or stomach, and may also be habit forming.

My suggestion: Take it only when needed.

In your situation a proper pair of computer glasses and focussing on your posture in fron of the PC may make a huge difference. Also try to get up every 15-20 minutes, even if it is just for a minute.

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Posted by: Marsha | 2015-01-01

I am 73 years old and was diagnosed with fibromyallgia in July 2014. I was prescribed cortisone starting with 40mg per day. I gradually weaned myself down and stopped taking it in November 2014. The side-affects were very unpleasant. Subsequently I started taking Betapyn, maximum of 2 a day which gives me wonderful relief of pain. Some days I do not take any. I am also concerned about the longterm affect on my body but really do not know what to replace it with. Thank you for your advice.

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Posted by: consolata kathure | 2011-08-23

is betapyn good for my baby?am breastfeeding.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2011-06-13

Hi Cindy

Betapyn won't clog up your arteries.

Taking high doses for extended periods of time may however be bad for your liver, kidneys and/or stomach, and may also be habit forming.

My suggestion: Take it only when needed.

In your situation a proper pair of computer glasses and focussing on your posture in fron of the PC may make a huge difference. Also try to get up every 15-20 minutes, even if it is just for a minute.

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