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Have painful abscess under tooth. Taking wafarin 6mg. Can I take ibuprofen?

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i have a absus under my tooth that is very painful and connot get to a doctor at the moment. i am taking 6 mg of wafarin daily and was wondering if i could take ibuprofen plus codeine
Posted Thu, 10 Jan 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Sadiq Mughal 1 hour later
Hi, thanks for writing to us.

All NSAIDS (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) which includes Ibuprofen interact with warfarin and increase bleeding time.

However single shot or short therapy for 1 to 2 days will not have much effect on bleeding time.

Codeine sulfate can be taken safely.

Hope this answers your question.

Let me know if you have any more queries.

Take care
Dr Sadiq
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