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What Pain Medicine Does Not Contain Aspirin
My pain relievers (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol) have expired on August 2014. How safe would it be to use them and what are the risks if I do?
Allergies to aspirin & ibuprofen as well as most narcotic pain relievers. Would butterbur be safe for me? Trying to help bad migraines.
Petadolex: Petadolex is the only recommended ; safe formulation of butterbur extract. Yes, petadolex has level a recommendation from american academy of neurology for daily prophylactic treatment of migraines. This may be a safe option for you; consult with your neurologist for further discussion of risks and benefits. Good luck! ...Read more
Could multiple pain relievers taken for a few days cause numbness and tingling in arms? I've had a headache for a few days, so I started with store brand aspirin, then moved onto ibuprofen, and then tried tylenol for arthritis. I have taken probably more
No: See a neurologist. Problem could be in neck. ...Read more
Most people do not need any type of pain medicine other than aspirin after 2 dental implants? There is only very minor pain post operatively?
Yup: Most people don't. In fact, after 25+ years of placing implants, it is difficult to recall a situation where the post operative recovery was anything other than smooth. Relax and do not give it a second thought. ...Read more
Can you take Bayer (aspirin) back and body pain medicine when you are taking medicine (verapamil) for high blood pressure?
Bayer (aspirin) back and body:
Contains aspirin and caffine. Should be Ok. Usually with aspirin you have to avoid/be careful w/ other blood thinning medication like plavix, coumadin (warfarin).Discuss with your doc
http://www. Rxlist. Com/drug-interactions/minor-index/acetaminophen-caffeine-oral. Htm ...Read more
Is it okay to take an ibuprofen or asprin or similar pain relievers while I'm on birth control? (the birth control I'm taking is orsythia)?
BCP & ASA: On as needed basis, should be ok. ...Read more
Variable: Http://www. Reyessyndrome. Org/pdfs/medicationscontainingaspirin. Pdf. Can check products individually for ASA content. ...Read more
Maybe.: There is no significant overlap between most BP meds and a "baby" aspirin. Question is should you be taking Aspirin at all. That is a question for your doc based upon your risk factors for cardiovascular disease and your risk for bleeding. ...Read more
No: Motrin does not contain aspirin, but it is related to Aspirin (both are known as nsaids). You should not take full doses of Aspirin if you are taking Motrin also. You can still take Aspirin for heart prevention. If you do so, make sure and take it at least 1 hour before taking motrin. ...Read more
What is the recommendation on children under 19 and products that contain aspirin that are used topically not orally? Can they even be around them?
Confusing wording: We recommend no oral salycalates (aspirin or other salicylate products) in kids under 16 due to an association with Reye syndrome.If given during viral illnesses, specifically flu or chickenpox, liver failure might occur. The condition is almost unheard of today. There is no reason to fear their use in older kids/adults or having them around kids. We still use aspirin in a few kid diseases. ...Read more
No, it does not: Hi. Lodine is an NSAID called etodolac. Aspirin is also an NSAID, but there is no aspirin in any of the Lodine preparations. Note that aspirin and etodolac can have some similar side effects, particularly GI irritation. If you have an aspirin allergy, be sure you mentioned this to your doctor before he/she prescribed etodolac. To your health! ...Read more
Sinus meds: Hello. The med combination of generic sinus medication and Aspirin should be ok however there may be any number of ingredients in the generic sinus med. See your pharmacist to be sure. ...Read more
Are there other good drugs, natural or otherwise that are good to prevent dvts and pe when on long flights besides aspirin?
Yes: Although it is rare to need medications during long flights, the only medications that have been proven to be effective are prescription anticoagulants (blood thinners). Aspirin and non-prescription, natural remedies have not been shown to be effective. If you have a medical condition that increases your risk, your physician can determine if you need a blood thinner before flying. ...Read more
Does one 300 milligram pill of aspirin contain one aspirin molecule that does all the healing work or are there millions of molecules in this one pill?
Milligrams: The dosage has nothing to do with the number of molecules. It is a measurement of the amount of medicine in that pill. ...Read more
No, but...: Sudafed is a brand name for pseudoephedrine, a blood vessel constricter that decreases nasal congestion, but can raise heart rate, blood pressure, cause anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, other issues, depending on dose and person. Also can affect urination/prostate. Not for pregnancy. Careful if overactive thyroid, above conditions. Company also names combo products. Read labels. ...Read more
I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?
Anticoagulants: Vascular ehlers-danlos is a difficult disease to manage. Any of the medications that suppress platelet function, and the anticoagulants generally, need to be avoided. However, of the common over-the-counter medicines, aspirin's by far the most powerful anti-clotting agent; before you receive any other medicine that could make you bleed, your physician would discuss risk-benefit with you. ...Read more
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