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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hi, i have some type of throat infection. am taking antibiotics; esom-40, dompy domperidone and cedofox. can i also take painkillers for the pain?

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Dr. Mathew Greenston
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: I think by Cedofox you mean Cefpodoxime. You can take Panadol (acetaminophen), Ibuprofen, and Codeine safely. The absorption of Cefpodoxime is reduced 40% when taken with Esom-40. If the antibiotic doesn't work you should discuss this interaction with your prescriber.
Dr. Valerie Cacho
Sleep Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Dear Miranda, I would recommend taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain. Hope you feel better soon. If your symptoms don't improve or if you have difficulty breathing please seek help from a healthcare professional.

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Last updated May 21, 2016

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