Can you take Ibuprofen prior to surgery?
Ibuprofen is a blood thinner, just like aspirin and ideally should be avoided 2 weeks prior to surgery. Acetominophen (Tylenol) does not have that effect and can be taken instead.
Incorrect. After taking ibuprofen, unlike aspirin, blood platelet function returns to normal in about 24 hours. Ibuprofen should be discontinued at least 24 hours before surgery. I am a physician, and I have discovered that many surgeons are unaware of the difference between aspirin and ibuprofen with regard to platelet function.
Always consult your surgeon or surgeon's nurse PRIOR to taking any medication, prescription or otherwise. Most surgeons recommend stopping meds at least 7 days prior to surgery; however, depending upon the type of surgery to be performed and the necessity of taking the medication you are requesting your doc may advise you to continue your medication.
That depends on why you were told not to take aspirin. If it's because you are having surgery soon, then no, you should not take ibuprofen, or any other NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) meds. These drugs thin the blood, therefore resulting in possible excessive bleeding during surgery. It's always best to ask your doctor if you are unsure.
Yes you can take them together. I had lower back surgery 9/11/09. For the 1st month after the surgery I was given percocet. About a week ago after I had finshed the percocet I was prescribed Lorcet 10/650 and Ibuprofen 800 I take 1 Lorcet 10/650 pill every 6 hours, 1 Ibupofen 800 every 8 hours. So far seems to be working well.
It is usually not recommended to take Ketrolac and ibuprofen togather, but in adverse cases such as laproscopy pain, and pain with bone surgery. It is administered with strict medical supervision. The stomach should not be empty as this combination usually causes severe stomach upset. Ibuprofen is itself enough or ketrolac alone can be given in cases of mild pains depending on the pros and cons.
Yes, but only if the Midol product that you've chosen does not have ibuprofen in it. There are several formulations of Midol, and I know at least one of them has it in it! Read the back of the packaging...if it says ibuprofen, don't take extra ibuprofen with it. If it says acetaminophen (as well as other ingredients that are NOT ibuprofen), you can go ahead and take it with ibuprofen.