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Can ibuprofen or aspirin be taken with steroids?

Related Topics: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Steroid
 

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... It is important to watch what over-the-counter medications are taken with prescription medications. Steroids, such as prednisone, can be harsh on the stomach. The same holds true with ibuprofen. If it is for temporary use, separate out the doses and take with food.

Aspirin and prednisone have a mild drug interaction and is more of a concern when tapering or taking someone off steroid therapy. Always consult your pharmacist or health care provider with your specific request and to discuss the reasons you want to use the combination of therapy before using it.

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