Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart. The causes of pericarditis include injury from heart attack, heart surgery, trauma; viral or fungal infection, HIV, tumors, mixed connective tissue disease, metabolic disease, medication reactions, or idiopathic. Treatment for pericarditis is generally medication, however, sometimes surgery is necessary. Read more: Pericarditis Article
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Medications & Supplements
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- codeine (for Pain)
- indomethacin, Indocin, Indocin-SR (Discontinued Brand in U.S.)
- diclofenac, Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Cambia
- Oxycodone: for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta)
- aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
- colchicine, Colcrys
- hydrocodone and ibuprofen, Vicoprofen
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