Can I Take Painkillers With Blood Thinners?

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 10:04 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Question: I am on blood thinners. Is it OK to also take a painkiller for teeth pain?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Blood thinner use will not be affected by narcotic pain meds used for occasional dental pain. But the regular use of ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen should be avoided when on blood thinners because they can cause increased negative reactions.

That said, one or two doses will not have a significant effect on most patients, but I still counsel against their use unless prescribed intentionally by their primary physician to reduce the risk of adverse interaction.

© 2014 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved