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Severe pain after knee operation, advised ibruprofen, codeine phosphate. Is it safe ?

Hello, I had a knee operation three weeks ago ( arthroscopy and medial meniscus repair ) and I am still experiencing a lot of pain. I am taking ibruprofen 400mg 4 hourly and codeine phosphate 60mg 4 hourly (i.e pain relief every two hours). I was prescribed 2 x 500mg paracetamol four hourly but these do not seem to help much (and they make me sick), but the 1 x ibruprofen isn t quite enough, is it safe to take 2 x 400mg? When I have been prescribed co-codamol in the past I the dose was also 2 x 500mg.
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Since you are not getting adequate pain relief, you can increase the doses of Ibuprofen provided you are not prone to gastric acidity. A physical examination is necessary to rule out any post op complications like hematoma and infection.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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