Pain Killers ? Can you mix them ?

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Pain Killers ? Can you mix them ?
« on: 20/04/2005 13:10:04 »
A member of my staff (sounds posh eh ?) claims that you can mix paracetemol, aspirin and Ibuprofen ?...this sounds a bit dubious to me, in other words ,you can take the max dose of each drug all at the same time without harm , but is it true ?

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Re: Pain Killers ? Can you mix them ?
« Reply #1 on: 20/04/2005 15:57:02 »
I've certainly heard that you can combine paracetamol with ibubrofen (and have done so without obvious ill effects), as they work through entirely different routes. I'm not so sure about asprin, I think that's incompatible with either ibuprofen or paracetamol, I forget which.

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Re: Pain Killers ? Can you mix them ?
« Reply #2 on: 20/04/2005 17:55:59 »
u would prolly have liver falur
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Re: Pain Killers ? Can you mix them ?
« Reply #3 on: 20/04/2005 18:01:42 »
You can safely (assuming no other allergies/intolerances) mix aspirin or ibuprofen with paracetamol. You should NOT, however, mix aspirin and ibuprofen.

The latter 2 agents work through the same anti-inflammatory mechanism and therefore taking both together achieves little benefit and can rot your stomach. Paracetamol, however, achieves its effects via a different biochemical route and is therefore effective in combination with an NSAID like aspirin or ibuprofen.

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« Reply #4 on: 20/04/2005 19:49:55 »
Thanks Chris and Rosy. I remain medically and pharmaceutically educated.

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Re: Pain Killers ? Can you mix them ?
« Reply #5 on: 20/04/2005 23:03:56 »
What about mixing prescription pain killers?  For instance, instead of taking 2 vicodin, taking a vicodin and tramadol.  



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