I am not supposed to take NSAIDS because I take Plavix daily as a heart attack and heart surgery survivor. What drug can I take to get relief from the pain and the inflammation? The pain is mostly located in my fingers and hands.
Since NSAID stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, the only meds I can think of are real steroids (you don't want those for a number of reasons) or tylenol. Everything else from aspirin to celebrex is a NSAID. That's for the inflammation. For pain, might want to ask your doc for tylenol with codeine, if you aren't allergic. I'm afraid that's the best suggestion I have. Good Luck sir, I wish you well.
Either a pure steroid such as Prednisone, or plain Tylenol (No inflammation is helped.) might do some help, or you could go extreme and take a narcotic like OxyContin.
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I'm on plavix from having a stroke and my Dr told me I can only take Tylenol. Not to exceed 4 grams a day. Obviously it doesn't work like the ibuprofen I was on before but it's the safer of the two. Good luck...
Tylenol is the only over the counter medication you can take all other most be prescribed by your doctor.
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