I am looking for an OTC pain killer such as Advil to take for back pain and occasional arthritis pain. I have just been prescribed Plavix.
Are there any acceptable pain killers to take while taking Plavix?
Question posted by patneal6 on 26 March 2012
Last updated on 1 June 2018
What medication can I take for pain if you are Plavix.
My Dr. lets me take Tramadol w/Plavix. Doesn't do squat for inflammation, though.
Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before mixing any kind of prescription, natural products and over the counter drugs. Better to be safe than sorry and even though you may feel fine does not mean you are not causing long term damage...
I must respectfully disagree with the other posters. Your only choice of OTC's is acetaminophen (Tylenol). You are not supposed to take any aspirin or NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen) with Plavix because of the increased risk for bleeding. Below is copied from manufacturer information:
While you are taking Plavix, do not take aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) without your doctor's advice. NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others.
For pain relief while on Placid would include anything without aspirin in it. Try tylenol, ibuprofen, aleve ( naprosyn ) and I think you should be OK. I would recommend aleve as you only take it twice a day and relieves the pain of arthritis most wonderfully
A friend of mine also takes Plavix, and that's what she takes, Advil. It works for her with no side effects at all.
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