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Marble Falls, TX
A female asked:

Taking ibuprofen 600 for tooth surgery. having the beginning of gout attack. can i take my indomethacin 50mg this morning and after 4 take ibuprofen?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
No: They are the same type of medication, so taking them both would put you at increased risk for NSAIDs related side affects. A better idea if the gout is not controlled by NSAIDs would not be to take more NSAIDs, but rather to contact your pcp about other possible medications to try (colchicine being one example).
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