Get Relief From Arthritis Pain With Help Of 14 Pence Per Day 'Miracle' Pill

by Rukmani Krishna on  December 20, 2013 at 11:57 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

A pill costing just 14p a day may help millions of people beat osteoarthritis pain, believe researchers.

They believe that drug called spironolactone offers a cheap and safe way to ease patients' suffering without any dangerous side-effects, the Daily Express reported.
 Get Relief From Arthritis Pain With Help Of 14 Pence Per Day 'Miracle' Pill
Get Relief From Arthritis Pain With Help Of 14 Pence Per Day 'Miracle' Pill

The drug had been developed more than 40 years ago to treat high BP and heart failure but recent research suggests that it may provide a breakthrough in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Professor Marion McMurdo, head of ageing and health at Dundee, carried an initial study earlier this year to see if taking 25mg of spironolactone daily for five months helped osteoarthritis sufferers.

Professor McMurdo and her team are recruiting 86 patients aged 70 or over, who are suffering from severe knee pain to take either spironolactone or a -placebo every day for 12 weeks.

Later, their pain levels are going to be assessed and the inflammation in their joints are going to be measured before and after the trial.

The findings have been published in the American Journal of Medicine.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Drug Toxicity Osteoarthritis Vasectomy Oligoarthritis Spondylolisthesis Knee Replacement Reiterís syndrome Arthritis Septic Arthritis Physiotherapy for Arthritis 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive