Hi all, I have recently fractured my distal humerus/elbow,which was fixated in theatre and taking co-codimal, paracetamol, tramadol and arcoxia anything that will ease the pain, could anyone pls tell me if its ok to take arcoxia and paracetamol together. Or any combination of the above, I will try what it takes to get rid of the pain or at least ease it, nothing seems to have any effect. Please help...Thank you.
What is a safe combination to take: Hi all, I have... - NRAS
I think you should consult a chemist and see what they say.Ring your local chemist they will be able to help.
I wish you a speedy recovery.
I'd agree with Sylvi, best to be careful as combinations of drugs can be dangerous.
Arcoxia is a NSAID therefore it would be ok to take with 2 Tramadol every 4 hours with 2 paracetamol between doses. DO NOT take Co-Codamol with Tramadol without consulting a doctor, you could accidently overdose and it could be dangerous.
If you can't get to a chemist try ringing NHS direct (0845 46 47) for advice.
Thank you sylvi, its got to a point where i'm taking each of the medicine in my post just to get a result, not knowing what is working, or are they cancelling each other out, I will as you advised ask my chemist. Thank you so much for your reply x.
Dont take co-codamol and paracetamol together.. serious risk of paracetamol overdose! Beths advice is good x
Just to add, it is well documented ( and experianced by me that too many pain killers do cancel each other out, you have these things called 'opiod recepters' and if you take one form of pain relief then another type within a few hrs it will stop the recepter from recieving that pain relief (if that makes sense??) .Obviously some are designed to work together, for eg paracetamol and a NSAID are traditionally good partners, but then 2 opiods are not.
Like the others say always good to cheack with a phramacist as they can cross reference.
(sorry about my spelling i have had a bad migraine and my head feels all mushy now
i AM NEW TO THE SITE AND BEEN GIVEN ARCOXIA CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE NITE OR MORNING?
AND ALSO DOES IT HAVE A BUILD UP EFFECT AS I HAVE TAKEN 3 NOW AND NO EFFECT MANY THANKS