Arthritis Patients Find Relief in 46p-a-day Pill

by Rathi Manohar on  October 7, 2010 at 9:43 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
The lives of hundreds of arthritis patients could be saved by just taking a 46p-a-day tablet, state news reports.

The Axorid pill costs just 46p a day and could stop people crippled by arthritis dying from gastric bleeding, reports the Daily Mail.
Arthritis Patients Find Relief in 46p-a-day Pill
Arthritis Patients Find Relief in 46p-a-day Pill

It contains a painkiller and protective omeprazole, which reduces levels of stomach acid.

The drugs are prescribed for pain relief, but patients are also supposed to take another medication to prevent stomach ulcers (because painkillers stop the body producing the liquid that protects the stomach lining from acid).

However many forget to take both, or are averse to having two separate medications - with sometimes life-threatening complications, said Professor Peter Hayes of Edinburgh University and the Royal Infirmary.

Axorid was licensed in the UK in January.

Source: ANI

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if it is harmless and without side effect, would be more popular and branded porduct in world market
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