I was diagnosed with hepatitis C anout 11 years ago. I have been seeing a gastroenterologist every year And have not been placed on treatment yet. I have had two liver biopsies. I have slightly more liver damage with the second biopsy which was 11 years after the first. My viral load is under 2 million. My doctor said that I could wait to see if this new treatment is approved in the next several years. I want to know if it is okay for me to take ibuprofen for pain?
Can I take ibuprofen when I have hepatitis C?
- 26 Jul 2013 by Anniebananie12
- hepatitis c, ibuprofen, liver, treatment, liver disease
Added 27 Jul 2013:
I ended up calling my doctor's (gastro) office, and the doctor said that I could use the ibuprofen, but to try and take as low a dose as possible. As long as I don't use it frequently, it is okay. I'm posting this in the event someone else has the same question.
Added 28 Jul 2013:
I decided to call my gastroenterologist about my question since I didn't get much response here. He told me that I can take the prescribed ibuprofen for my pain; however, he suggested that I break the 800 mg tablets in half and see if 400 mg wouldn't work just as well. He also said not to take them on a daily basis, but only as needed.
26 Jul 2013
not sure on this, I can't take it because I also have Type2 diabetes to go with Hep C and cirrhosis and can't take anything with Tylenol in it either I have had doctors offer it until I tell them about my Diabetes, then they tell me not to take it because it could do more damage to my kidneys. hope this helps I start going to a liver specialist next month .
15 Feb 2014
I also have hep c and am cautious about what I take. I have read that if used periodically at the 200-400mg dosage, it doesn't pose a problem for the liver. However, my mother had chronic kidney disease so I am skeptical because research shows use of ibuprofen can cause kidney problems. I see a specialist March 7, 2014 so will ask some questions and hopefully be able to answer some of my questions and yours, a well.
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