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Asthma and bad cough, pain in ribs, bicuspid arotic valve, ascending anurysym. On abuterol, prednisone, prestiq. Please advice something for pain?

I have asthma and coughed so badly feels like i pulled muscle in my ribs. the pain is great. problem is I am not sure if I can take anything for the pain. on abuterol, prednisone , prestiq. also I have a bicuspid arotic valve and acsending anurysym. just want to take something for my pain I am 50 years old and was never sick a day in my life until april 2012
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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Hi, Thanks for using the HCM.
Hi for the pain you can take some mild analgesic. For your asthma management you can ask your doctor to start LTRA (plain montelukast sodium) along with prednisone.combination ll have better effect and can reduce the dose of steroid gradually(according to Guidelines). This will reduce inflammatory pathways & prevent further damage. You have to continue taking salbutamol as and when required.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks get well soon....
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