Wisdom Teeth removal/ UC drugs?

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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had two of my wisdom teeth removed (I don't wish this on anyone!!), do you guys worry about the interactions between your pain meds and your UC meds? I was given vicodin and told to rotate between one tablet of vicodin (5mg hydrocondone/500 acetaminophen) and 400mg Ibuprofen every four hours. I am still on prednisone/asacol, the Oral surgeon said it was no big deal....
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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Ibuprofen is a no no for Uc'ers since it can cause intestinal bleeding. When I had my wisdom teeth removed a few years ago, I was taking Darvocet and the only thing that it cause for me was a bit of constipation.
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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I had all of 4 of my wisdom teeth removed at once and had no problems with the pain meds (I don' renember the names), altough I remember I was on Inmuran and had to quit it for about 3- 4 days, because Inmuran is said to cause more bleeding.
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DX: Ulcerative Colitis as of 06/05
Remissions: Remission: 01/06 till 10/08
Current Treament: Asacol® 2400 MG 2X daily, Rowasa® (when needed), 1MG Folic Acid, 30 MG Prednisone (tapering from 40MG), Remicade® 10mg/kg every 6 weeks, New Chapter® Only One, New Chapter® All-Flora Probiotics, New Chapter® Bone Strength Take Care, FutureProbiotics® Vegetarian Enzyme Complex 50+
Status: Recent almost two month flare, but now in remission I believe... :) No urgency, no blood, good consistency :)

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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   

The occasional use of ibufrophen for UCers is okay.  It's chronic use that might cause bleeding.  I used it sporadically when I had UC and it never bothered me.


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc told also told me occassional use of ibu was okay. I used to take it fairly regularly and heavily for joints and muscles but since being on the pred, I haven't had any of those problems. The doc said though occassionaly was okay. He said the word to remember was sparingly.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08

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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
     My GI doctor told me absolutely NO Ibuprofen.  Four years ago I fell and suffered a compressed fracture of the lumbar spine.  This happened in the middle of the night.  I took two Ibuprofen until the early morning when I couldn't stand the pain anymore and had my husband take me to the ER.  They gave me Hydrocodone for the pain.  I also have had wisdom teeth removed but only took Tylenol.  Don't remember having much pain...only they caused pain beforehand.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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   Posted 12/27/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
definitely nix the ibuprophen.

I personally liked demerol for my wisdom teeth removal..I can't take codeine.

hope it goes well.

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 12/28/2008 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I stay away from ibuprofen like the PLAGUE as I truly believe that taking it helped my UC start up. I took oxycodone after giving birth(sparingly) and it worked great to get rid of the pain and also gave me quite a happy feeling. Did not cause me to flare at all. I've also taken tylenol with codeine for menstural cramps with no issues either. Personally I wouldn't risk the ibuprofen as there are other alternatives.
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003.  Have had stomach issues since 1989.  Unknown if they are related or not.  Have mild/moderate UC.  Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding.  Currently back in remission!  Only taking 6 Asacol a day.   Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me.  Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!

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