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 donâ€™t take it again until you see your doctor.
- Itâ€™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.
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