blood pressure

By srt35 Latest Reply 2011-06-27 23:08:58 -0500
Started 2011-06-27 08:24:10 -0500

Can you take Advil or Tynelol with blood pressure medicine after open heart surgery?

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HeartHawk 2011-06-27 23:08:58 -0500 Report


Advil is ibuprofen, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflamatory Drug (NSAID). According to the National Institute of Health (NIH):

"People who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (other than aspirin) such as ibuprofen may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or a stroke than people who do not take these medications. These events may happen without warning and may cause death. This risk may be higher for people who take NSAIDs for a long time. Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has or has ever had heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke;if you smoke;and if you have or have ever had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Get emergency medical help right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness in one part or side of the body, or slurred speech.

If you will be undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG; a type of heart surgery), you should not take ibuprofen right before or right after the surgery."

Tylenol is not an NSAID but you should always consult with your doc before taking any new med, over the counter or otherwise.