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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICATIONs

Routine Recommendations for Taking

Anti-inflammatories such as aspirin, ibuprofen or prescription anti-inflammatories help decrease the swelling that is present in the nerves and muscles.  Most people are able to tolerate anti-inflammatories, however, if you should experience stomach upset or ringing in your ears, discontinue taking them.

What You Should Tell Your Doctor:
  • If you have a history of ulcer or stomach problems of any kind.  It is likely that people who have stomach acid, etc. are unable to take anti-inflammatory medication as well.
  • If you are taking any kind of anti-coagulants (blood thinning medications).
What You Should Know:
  • Take anti-inflammatories (prescription or over the counter) with food.
  • Between meals, if your stomach feels empty or you have a gnawing feeling, take an antacid such as Mylanta, Maalox, or nonfat milk.
  • Before bed, take the medication with nonfat milk or food.
  • If you experience stomach pain or upset, stop taking the medication immediately and don’t take it again until you see your doctor.
  • It’s okay to take Tylenol or acetaminophen for pain along with a prescription anti-inflammatory.  However, do not take Tylenol or acetaminophen with aspirin or ibuprofen.

Contact Us

13710 Olive Boulevard (Primary Office)
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: 314-469-PAIN (7246)

Fax: 314-469-7251
Exchange: 314-441-6965 (for after-hour Emergencies Only)

Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM