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NSAID IM or patch?

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Does anyone know if there is an NSAID that can be taken I'M? I'm already giving myself a shot for something else and it's no big deal. I am having chronic ankle pain and the Dr said I should really take an anti inflammatory. 

I could take one but then need to take omeprazole but that causes anemia and I've already been down that road and just can't do that again. 

Just curious. Or is there a topical? 

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Can't help on NSAID injections but I know that Flector® is an NSAID patch but how effective it is compared to oral form, I don't know.  But they do report side effects:

nausea.
vomiting.
diarrhea.
constipation.
upset stomach.
heartburn.
gas, or.
dizziness.

 

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why so many GI effects from a patch? Thanks for the info!

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16 minutes ago, lightenupwoman said:

why so many GI effects from a patch? .....

This is a good read on Flector:  https://www.rxlist.com/flector-patch-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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6 hours ago, lightenupwoman said:

Does anyone know if there is an NSAID that can be taken I'M? I'm already giving myself a shot for something else and it's no big deal. I am having chronic ankle pain and the Dr said I should really take an anti inflammatory. 

I could take one but then need to take omeprazole but that causes anemia and I've already been down that road and just can't do that again. 

Just curious. Or is there a topical? 

Depending on where you live, CBD oil might be a good option. 

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Toradol (generic name Ketoralac) is an injectable NSAID.  It is usually used with caution in people with GI issues though so I don't know that you'd be any better off that with an oral one.  Topical Magnesium sometimes works for some people as an anti-inflammatory.  Likely not as potent as an NSAID but not as dangerous either. 

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@lightenupwoman  You might consider taking a different class of antacid that doesn't cause anemia like the omeprazole does.... might Zantac / ranitidine work for you if you wanted to take another NSAID by mouth?

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