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Anti inflammatory and pred

Buenavista
Buenavista

Hi,

Quick question, I am down to 3 1/8mg of pred and I have pain in my hand. If I take enantyum 25mg liquid anti inflammatory, it makes it a lot better. The question I need to ask is, because I'm on a low dose of pred now, is it okay that I take the anti inflammatory?

Many thanks

Buenavista

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DorsetLady
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Hi Buenavista,

For my OA I used inflammatory gel, sparingly, when on similar dose and lower - no problem according to GP and pharmacist. However, as you are taking a liquid there may be slightly more chance of stomach problems. If you're only taking it temporarily, it should be okay, but might be best to check with pharmacy.

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It says take special care when on pred but does not say don't take it. I imagine it will be like most NSAIDs, the occasional dose should be OK but longterm use is probably not recommended. But everyone is different - one friend had a gastric bleed after 3 doses of ibuprofen (as suggested by her GP for PMR).

Hi,

Thanks for both your replies.

I only need them for about 7 days, so hopefully it will be enough to clear it up. So I'll take your advice and see how I go.

Best regards

Buenavista

Hi Buenavista

Just a quickie - am curious as to how you get 1/8mg of Pred?

Buenavista
Buenavista in reply to Wenben

Hi,

I take 3 1/8mg by taking one tablet of 2 1/2mg one day and l take one and a half of 2 1/2mg the next day. It adds up to 6 1/4, so divided over 2 days, it's 3 1/8mg. I can't get 1mg tablets in Spain. I hope this clears things up. It's the only way I can come down slowly.

Best regards

Buenavista

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