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Tasigna and anti-inflammatory drug

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#1 minu


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:02 PM

Could anyone please let me know what anti-inflammatory drug I can take safely? I am on 600mg Tasigna. Thanks.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 06:05 AM



Don't take any OTC drugs before talking to your doc. I would suggest the one you can take the least of, such as a 12-hour anti-inflammatory vs. a 4-hour anti-inflammatory drug.



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:58 AM

I take Curcumin (C3 complex) as an anti-inflamatory (arthritis, headache). It should be the kind that has bioperine in it (i.e. pepper). A minimum of two grams is sufficient for inflammation pain. I take eight grams per day as an additional co-medication with Sprycel. 

The Curcumin has done wonders for my arthritis (don't feel it anymore) and I haven't had a headache in years.




Curcumin is the active ingredient in the Turmeric root. I also use Turmeric powder in food prep, but only occasionally. 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 12:51 PM

Naproxen (Aleve) is generally considered the best choice when taking TKIs.  Tylenol is hard on the liver and Ibuprofen (Motrin) can possibly interfere with uptake of some of the TKI drugs (especially Sprycel). 

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