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Yes: They are in different families / classes of medications. If your once daily medication is not providing relief on a regular basis, talk to your dr about adjusting dose or switching. ...Read more
Yes: It is ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) with any NSAID like Meloxicam or Ibuprofen with a muscle relaxant like cyclobenzaprine but make sure to take the right dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) and not to exceed the max daily dose. Also, and this is important, many pain meds like vicodin, Norco already have tylenol (acetaminophen) so you must take that into account as well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) in a healthy adult should not exceed 4000 mg / day! ...Read more
I have a knee effusion and was given two 7.5mg maloxicams by an ER MD and was directed to take one today' and one tomorrow - im still in serve pain ma?
Ice,tylenol, see doc: A knee effusion is a sign of inflammation and often injury within the knee joint. Limit your weight-bearing/walking, ice the knee 20 minutes 3-5x/day and you can add tylenol (acetaminophen) to your meloxicam to reduce your pain. It not improving rapidly, then I recommend a consult with an orthopedic physician. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
No: Nsaids such as Meloxicam are not recommended in pregnancy as they can affect your platelets and thus your placenta. For fever or pain, doctors recommend Acetaminophen in pregnancy. Some doctors will allow nsaids prior to 26 weeks, but you must discuss with your doctor to see if okay in your case. ...Read more
See below: Different anti-inflammatories work differently on different patient---some work and some don't whereas they work for other wells and others not. Basically you will not know until you try. ...Read more