On October 18, 2013 new pain medication Zorvolex received FDA approval. Zorvolex capsules are a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medication. Zorvolex is used in the treatment of mild and acute pain in adults. Always talk to your doctor before using a new medication.
Many people suffer from acute or chronic pain, sometimes due to inflammation. Health issues such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, or severe physical trauma can cause this inflammation. Zorvolex is designed to work like steroid pain-relievers, without the use of steroids. Zorvolex gives similar results to that of other pain relievers, but is a capsule, and does not need to be injected.
When taking steroid medications for acute and chronic pain relief there are many dangerous side effects and sometimes may even make the problem worse.
Some of those side effects of steroid treatments include:
Altered response to physical stress- if taken for more than two weeks sometimes the body begins to have a delayed response to physical stress. It can take up to a year for you to regain this response, it has been always shown to return.
Steroid withdrawal syndrome– If you have taken steroids for more than two weeks then do not wean off of them you begin to experience fatigue, joint pain, muscle stiffness, muscle tenderness, and/or fever.
Infection– Steroids can inhibit your immune system and cause you to become ill or prone to infection.
Gastrointestinal ulcers or bleeding– Steroids increase the risk of ulcers, as well as the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Especially if taken with aspirin or ibuprofen.
Osteoporosis– Increased risk of fractures, or thinning of the bones occur when taking steroids.
Weight gain– Steroids affect your weight gain because it messes with your metabolism and the way your body deposits fat.
Insomnia– steroids may prevent you from falling asleep.
Mood changes– steroids can and will affect your mood, some people experience swings, depression, or irritability.
Fluid retention and elevated blood pressure– Steroids change your cortisone levels and may heighten your blood pressure or make you retain fluid.
Zorvolex the new pain medication, gives relief, without the use of steroids. Steroid therapy is abundant in side effects, now there is a new way to relieve pain without the many many side effects. This new pain medication delivers a safer healthier alternative to steroids for acute and chronic pain sufferers.