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Use of Ibuprofen concurrent to effexor XR and lithium

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I take effexor xr, lithium and thyroxine can't take ibuprofen for neck pain?


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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Hello,

You should NOT take Ibuprofen from neck pain without checking the Lithium levels or discussing with your Doctor. This is because Ibuprofen can increase the action of lithium and Effexor and can result in side effect.

Local pain ointments and application hot compress are the safe methods you can adopt to decrease the pain.

Hope this helps
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Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

Diagnostic Prediction - Stanford School of Medicine
Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

Hematology and Geriatrics from Madras Medical College.
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