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Question: combining mdics


 drmajid - Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:52 am

I ask about usage mor than one of NSAID'S :?:
 dlugose - Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:07 am

Taking more than one is generally not advised. In some ways it is like taking extra doses of the same one, they are similar enough that you have to let the amount in your body go down before you give yourself another dose whether the same one or another. So usually if you want to change, let one wear off then take the other. Drugs are better combined that are different enough in the way the body breaks them down and gets rid of them, and different in the case of drugs that might have side effects in larger doses.
 R. Zein, Pharm D - Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:36 pm

User avatar Taking more than one NSAID is not recommended, because it can increase the toxicity of these medications like renal damage, or GI bleeding.

it is more advised that if we have to combine medication, is to have different classes, or drugs that act via different mechanisms.

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