Patient Comments: Pericarditis - Treatment

What kinds of treatment or procedures did you or a relative receive for pericarditis?

Comment from: MarkP, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 14

My doctor prescribed 800mg ibuprofen to be taken 3 times daily for 2 weeks and 0.5mg colchicine to be taken twice daily for 3 months.

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Comment from: jedsusa, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I was about 20 at the time I was given the diagnosis pericarditis. I am now 76. I was put on penicillin for a year and then I was fine. I do not know if that treatment is done today. The symptoms were having trouble breathing and pain in the chest.

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