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Is It Safe To Mix Oxycodone And Ibuprofen For Pain Relief
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Maybe: If you had any recent surgery, are taking any anticoagulants, or have a history of bleeding ulcers, severe htn, or renal disease, no it is not safe. Generally, anti-inflammatory drugs are useful between doses of opioids , since they are treating inflammation at peripheral receptors. The combination may work better than opioid alone , if you are not in a high risk group. ...Read more
OK to mix: Gabapentin is metabolized via the kidney and has no substantial drug reaction with tramadol. Both could cause drowsiness and dizziness, and this could be additive. Although tramadol could rarely cause seizures, Gabapentin suppresses szs, so this essentially cancels out. So, in essence, with your doctor's very close supervision, you likely will do fine. ...Read more
Is it appropriate to take Valium for pain relief when paracetamol, ibuprofen, codeine giving little relief? Or is of little use for this purpose?
Not together: Taking two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause gastritis, gastric ulcer, including gastric perforation. So, in general , the answer is no. On the other hand, assumning a single dose of Ibuprofen (800mg), with its half-life of nearly two hours, should be "completely" eliminated in 10 hours. Nabumetone, however, has a half-life of 20-24 hours is not "completely" elimininated for 5 day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10mg as directed for pain while 6wks pregnant?
Medically necessary: It's safe if it is medically necessary, and you stop as soon as possible. It is definitely not ideal. Ask the prescribing doctor if he/she knows you are pregnant; if you have no prescribing doctor and got it somewhere else, do not use it. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to alternate ibuprofen,and acetaminophen, regularly for pain in OA, and spinal problems?
Ibu plus acetamin: One can make use of alternating Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Motrin ,to Rx pain in OA . The important point to be aware of is the max. amount of daily use of either. Ie 2400mg of Motrin and 4000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) which is is felt to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10mg as prescribed for pain while 6wks pregnant?
No: The clear recommendation is to ONLY resort to it if the potential benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus. So, it's a judgement call. Definitely talk to your OBGYN before taking it and seek alternative means of managing pain. This will be valuable to you over the near future at least. Best wishes for a healthy birth experience. ...Read more
Sure: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a combo of tramadol and acetaminophen. It can be helpful for pain, but is not a great anti-inflammatory so you may choose to pair it up with an NSAID for better effect. The one thing you need to worry about ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is that it can cause seizures and has been linked with serotonin syndrome with usage of other anti-depressant medications. Consider speaking about this your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is it safe to use Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain relief? I've had excruciating pain from mouth ulcer on back of tongue for a while, doc prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen).
Pain: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) should only be used for short term pain relief. I would say 4 to 5 days max. How long have you had this pain? Was it an MD or DDS that looked at the sore and gave you the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? Mouth ulcers should heal within 7 to 10 days and rarely are they painful enough to take strong narcotics. I would recommend that you see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking aleve-d for a sinus infection. Is it safe to also take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for immediate pain relief?
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
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