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Ibuprofen

Discussion in 'Gastric Sleeve - FAQs' started by Mazza, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes or no post sleeve?

    Im coming down with one of my twice yearly bouts of laryngitus and wanted to double check.....
     
  2. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    I was advised against nsaids they can cause stomach ulcers for us post sleeve. Having said that I have taken a few before being told that and I seem to be okay. X
     
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  3. SAM55

    SAM55 Well-Known Member

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    I was given liquid ibuprofen post op by the hospital and wasn't given any warnings. Found the paracetamol worked better but would occasionally use it as a top up in the first couple of weeks. Used to take it anyway occasionally if needed for my knees, although the diarrhoea could be a problem if taken for too long. Have taken it again this week for my sinuses. No other side effects.
     
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  4. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    Mazza, I currently take 20mg of omeprazole daily (acid reflux being a known side effect of the sleeve). After my recent arm surgery, where I was prescribed strong ibrupofen and have also been taking one codeine at night, I was told to double my dose of omeprazole to protect the stomach. So ibrupofen is entirely safe, but your stomach is still swollen and inflamed so might be wise to protect it further.
     
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  5. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks everyone, just as I thought - mixed advice.

    I take omeprazol too so hopefully shouldbe ok but I'll only take them if I need too x
     
  6. Hannah2

    Hannah2 Well-Known Member

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    I asked because I get bad period pain and really missed my ibuprofen last month! I was told by my consultant as long as I was taking my lansaprozole and it was for short bursts at a time then he would be happy with that. So I wouldn't worry too much - you might just need to increase your omeprazol
     
  7. Turps

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    You're right there. Sunderland are very anti-ibuprofen. I was even told I couldn't use the ibuprofen gel I'd been prescribed for my knee.