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i had a slap tear surgery 2 days ago. i have celebrex. should i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen?

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Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Tylenol (acetaminophen) yes: You should not take Ibuprofen with Celebrex as these are both nsaids. This can cause stomach injury and ulceration. Ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) with either of them. If the meds are not effectively managing the pain then call your surgeon.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Gregory Neyman
17 years experience General Practice
Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you are taking Celebrex (a cox-2 nsaid), you wang to avoid any other NSAID (aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, etc). Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be ok.
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Dr. Shirlene Moten
31 years experience Family Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) prob. better: If you take celebrex, don't take ibruprofen, they are both nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs), and should not be taken together, (can lead to stomach irritation, ulcers, and bleeding). Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be preferred for pain if you don't have any liver or other problems limiting it's use.
Answered on May 6, 2016
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