What types of over-the-counter pain reliever medications can I take? What is safe to take for pain?
You can take them in moderation, and there are many different options out there. This question is a good one to consult with your doctor on. Some medications pose higher risk than others and some can contribute to bleeding. Tylenol in low doses is okay but in high doses can make Coumadin more powerful. When on full dose anticoagulant you should only take anti-inflammatory Aspirin products like Ibuprofen or Naprosyn sparingly and only if you are not having any bleeding at that time like bruising or heavy menses. If you are ever on half dose anticoagulant, then these anti-inflammatory medications can be used more frequently.