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What can I take for a headache?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had an ALIF on 2/4/09 and when I left the hospital, I remember (vaguely) them telling me NOT to take a particular product for a headache (because it interferes in the fusion process or something), but I can't remember which...Tylenol? Motrin? Naprosen? Anyone know what we CAN take?


  • to ask this questiopn is of course....your surgeon!

    every one has different opinions, and none of us are medical professionals here...please ask your surgeon what medication to take!
  • Of course, check with your doctor.

    It is the NSAIDs that interfere with the fusing process.

    You can take Tylenol but not things like
    ibuprofen, Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, etc.
    naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve.

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