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Ibuprofen & Venlafaxine


Re: Ibuprofen & Venlafaxine

Hi CB 

Thank you for posting 

Venlafaxine may increase the risk of bleeding problems in some individuals and ibuprofen also causes blood thinning so, as a rule, the two may only be taken together with caution.  

You’re asking whether it might be safe to take ibuprofen as a one off prior to your covid booster. It might be possible but to get specific information on drug dosage or interactions it’s best you discuss this in more detail with your treatment team, who will be familiar with your medical history, and should be able to advise you. Your local pharmacist may also help. 

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Ibuprofen & Venlafaxine


I'm going for my 4th Covid jab next week. I've been told it's really good to take 2 x paracetamol & 2 x ibuprofen before I have this jab.

I'm on Anastrazole & Venlafaxine daily. Is it OK to take the Ibuprofen just this once or best to avoid completely?

Many thanks

CB x