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Pain Control After Surgery: Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen?
Question: My husband just had surgery and is coming off of his prescription pain relievers. What should be used to treat pain, ibuprofen or acetaminophen?
Answer from: Dr. Susan Maddux, Pharm.D., pharmacy expert
You can take both ibuprofen and acetaminophen for minor pain relief. Be sure to check the labels for contraindications, or situations where you should not use the drug because it may be harmful.
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