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Can Ibuprofen be given for joints pain while on Digoxin after a stroke?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2015
Question: My mother has had two strokes and is paralyzed on right side and is on digozin for her heart. Can I give her ibuprophen for joint pain?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
With caution, yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Only long term use of ibuprofen ( more than 7 days) increases blood levels and possible toxicity of digoxin, so, if you will use small doses for a couple of days, you can give ibuprofen to your mother, if no high blood pressure, allergy to ibuprofen or gastroduodenal ulcer.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Greetings.
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Can Ibuprofen be given for joints pain while on Digoxin after a stroke?

Brief Answer: With caution, yes. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Only long term use of ibuprofen ( more than 7 days) increases blood levels and possible toxicity of digoxin, so, if you will use small doses for a couple of days, you can give ibuprofen to your mother, if no high blood pressure, allergy to ibuprofen or gastroduodenal ulcer. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Greetings.