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Pradaxa And Ibuprofin
Be careful: Generally I do not recommend this combination. Ibuprofen and Lisinopril together can trigger kidney failure especially if the patient becomes dehydrated. Secondly long term use of Ibuprofen can actually raise blood pressure reducing the effectiveness of the lisinopril. That being said, it is usually ok to use for 2-3 days, or every other day but only 400 -800 mg a day of ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I take exedrin after taking Aleve (naproxen) for headache?. Will asperin and Aleve (naproxen) interact?.
Stomach aches: The combination (+/- the advil in your medication list) can lead to significant stomach upset/pain also can effect platelet function (risk of bleeding).Repeated exposures put you at risk for more serious consequences.Better to pick one NSAID (Exedrin or Aleve (naproxen) or Advil), be sure to use in appropriate doses. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to take Meloxicam (15Mg) or Aleve for arthritis (have history of A-fib and currently taking Enalapril, Baby Aspirin, Atorvastatin)?
Arthritis Medication: Better to take Meloxicam or Aleve for arthritis. Have history of A-fib, taking Enalapril, Baby aspirin, atorvastatin. Meloxicam is a prescription med. Aleve(naprosyn) is OTC does not need a doctors prescription Meloxicam does not upset the stomach as much as Aleve but maybe not as strong an antiinflammatory as Aleve. Follow label directions or med guideline sheet in your pharmacy pick up bag ...Read more
Doc just put me on celebrex (celecoxib). Been taking hi-dose Aleve daily for chronic back pain for 3 years. Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer for my GI than the aleve?
Is ultracet better for controlling arthritus pain than coated aspirin or extra-strength tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Different pain meds: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a combination of Tramadol(Ultam) is an opoid pain medication and acetaminophen(Tylenol) and is a stronger pain med than Aspirin and Extra strength Tylenol.We do not use Aspirin for pain that much as it can cause stomach bleeding if taken in therapeutic doses. Depends on the pain level.Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is stronger than extra strength Tylenol but can be habit forming and can cause constipation ...Read more
No advisable: Too much of these can cause GI bleeding that can be a big problem. ...Read more
Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?
Hard to say: There are risks for both approaches. The risk of using controlled substances seems greater and I usually recommend the 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) three times a day for the duration of the menstrual cycle. If this is longer than 1 week each month then further consideration should be given to the regimen ...Read more
Is it safe to use ibuprofen (advil), aspirin (bayer), and acetaminophen (tylenol) at the same time?
Hard to say: You neither explain the reason for such use or the age of the patient. It is seldom a good idea to pile on OTC pain or anti-fever meds just because 1 isn't working. An office evaluation and selection of more effective agents would be the suggested plan. You wouldn't want to miss a treatable condition that would get worse while doing so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
yes: But only if recommended and prescribed by a licensed physician. ...Read more
Yes: Select one of the above and use it alone. ...Read more
Pain control: given plavix is a blood thinner, do NOT take ibuprofen, advil, motril, aspirin. as these medications also act to thin your blood, and thus increase your chance of bleeding. easy over the counter is tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg ever 4hrs as needed for pain, not to exceed 4000mg in 24hr period. You can also have your provider suscribe you narcotics like Ultram, morphine, percocets. ...Read more
Maybe safe, maybe no: All medications can have side effects, but it is particularly important to know about the side effects of blood thinners. Pradaxa, like all the blood thinners can cause too much blood thinning which may be a factor in causing hemorrhages. The worst of those is the spontaneous brain hemorrhage. Also be careful of medication interactions. ...Read more
No: Pradaxa is a relatively new anticoagulant. At this time it does not appear to have any less effect when combined with pantoprazole. We know that some people who take plavix (clopidogrel) (anti platelet)have less effect of the plavix (clopidogrel) when they are taking the panyoprazol but this was determined years after the drug was being used ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All medications can have side effects, but it is particularly important to know about the side effects of blood thinners. Pradaxa, like all the blood thinners can cause too much blood thinning which may be a factor in causing hemorrhages. The worst of those is the spontaneous brain hemorrhage. Also be careful of medication interactions. ...Read more
Pradaxa: Pradaxa is an oral blood clotting preventer. The biggest side effect is bleeding which can be fatal. The person can bleed to death or bleed into the brain and die that way. This side effect is a property of all the blood clotting preventing drugs(anticoagulants)and is not unique to pradaxa. ...Read more
Patient Assistance: Many drug manufacturers have patient assistant programs for those in financial need. These are usually easily found on the company's website. Your pharmacist may also be able to assist you with these type of programs. ...Read more
Check with MD: You should not stop this medication without discussing this with your presscribing doctor. You could suffer harm coming off this anti-coagulant. You are on it for a reason and should stay on it until other arrangements or advise is given. See your prescribing doctor very soon to discuss the pros and cons of this medication and the alternatives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pradaxa reversible?: Although most websites agree there is no specific agent for reversing Pradaxa (dabigatran) at present, there are protocols (such as the one shown in the image) for using factor viia or FFP (fresh frozen plasma) &/or dialysis for treating bleeding due to the drug. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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High fat meals: The biggest consideration while taking Pradaxa in regards to food is the fat content of the meal that you eat around the time you take pradaxa. When Pradaxa is taken with a high-fat meal absorption is delayed by about 2 hours which means that it takes longer for the medication to reach its maximum effect. Unlike warfarin, you do not have to worry about your consumption of green leafy vegies. ...Read more