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I'm a well-educated and fairly intelligent person who has been undergoing t he challenges of a variety of things caused by my osteoarthritis for over 14 years . Many people don't understand my refusal to take pain meds in spite of, at times, debilitating pain. The side effects for me, haven't been worth taking any of the HUGE variety of prescription drugs on the market.
A few months ago, my orthopedic surgeon as well as my neurologist, diagnosed me with the biggest challenge so far - my back is "betraying" me! My lower back has deteriorating disks, I also have stenosis of the spinal column, bulging disks, exposed nerves, and a few other things. Therefore causing excruciating pain. After a CT Scan, I was also told I needed to sell my house and buy one with no stairs. It was also recommended that I be sure to have wide doorways (they didn't need to explain that to me!).
Yes, I was frightened about the future. My doctors also put me on a 24 hour a day regimen of strong narcotic paink...
I took a oxycodone 5mg and 15 min later was given a toradol shot. Is this safe? Amy.
There are no significant interactions between these two medications to make the combination unsafe.
That said, it doesn't mean they're safe for you. It depends on more than those two medications. It also depends on all other medications you're taking and any medical issues you may have. Hopefully, you remembered to tell the doctor who ordered the Toradol about the oxycodone, and he or she considered that before ordering the Toradol.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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It’s long been known that there is a link between chronic pain and depression , but a new study suggests there may be a connection between the drugs that treat these two conditions as well. In a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists found evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) significantly reduce the effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Lexapro, and Zoloft. In fact, NSAIDs – a class of painkiller that includes such commonly used drugs as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxyn (Aleve) – were associated with a 10 percent drop in depression remission rates, from 55 percent to 45 percent. What this means is that if you take NSAIDs and SSRI antidepressants together, there’s a 10 percent greater chance you’ll still suffer from depression, even if you’re taking a medication to treat it. Meds send conflicting signals in the brain...
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