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Are pain medications safe to take post intake of cervical corticosteroid injection?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Back Pain
Question: my mother had a corticosteroid injection in her cervical vertebrae at 7 this morning. can she have tramadol or ambien this evening?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
She can have tramadol or ambien in evening.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
After a corticosteroid injection she can have ambien or tramadol in the evening. Corticosteroid injection is given locally and it does not have a pain killing effect. Any interaction is not likely.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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