Can I Take Ibuprofen And Arcoxia Together?

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Asked by jimanderson321

Can I Take Ibuprofen And Arcoxia Together?

Answer

I think you should ask your pharmacist or doctor about this. According to one website taking these two classes of drugs together could have an impact on kidney functioning.

NSAIDs may reduce the effect of diuretics and other antihypertensive drugs. In some patients with compromised renal function (e.g. dehydrated patients or elderly patients with compromised renal function) the co-administration of an ACE inhibitor or Angiotensin II antagonist and agents that inhibit cyclo-oxygenase may result in further deterioration of renal function, including possible acute renal failure, which is usually reversible. These interactions should be considered in patients taking etoricoxib concomitantly with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II antagonists. Therefore, the combination should be administered with caution, especially in the elderly. Patients should be adequately hydrated and consideration should be given to monitoring of renal function after initiation of concomitant therapy, and periodically thereafter.

http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/document.aspx?documentId=8734