does it have effects on bone healing? my husband had a dental bone transplant which failed, could this be due to ibuprofen. he has had a second bone transplant today and i wonder whether we need to discontinue his indomethacin
Ibuprofin reduces the ability for blood to clot. It's a blood thinner. It just puts a surgery patient at a higher risk for bleeding out. This is true for Motrin, aspirin, etc. Tylenol doesn't thin blood.
Meyati is correct how it works. , it was not the cause of the failure. However, I would suggest that he has a full blood workup to be sure he doesn't have some other issue with his bones that may have caused the failure. I would hesitate to use the dentist again before more information is found regarding his situation. He could just be a dentist who has not performed enough of these procedures.
I agree 100% with the other answers! He should have discontinued any blood thinners at least a week before surgery (the longer the better). He should have his blood done and search the internet for the best calcium supplement for him.
- Ibuprofen Information for Consumers
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