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What is the combination of the medication that you are taking? How much and frequency?
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It varies. Because of the addiction problem with codeine, I have been trying to limit it and so too with Neurofen (possibly irritating my stonmach) and paracetamol (which I don't like taking). I have been taking medication of one sort or another 2-3 times a day
Okay. Let me help you with the combination, which should work. And you will not get addicted to the codiene in 3 to 4 days of its use.
The neurofen you are taking has 200 mg of Ibuprofen in it. Which is not a dose that will provide you with much pain relief. This dose is good , since it has codiene in it as well, so it is effective pain and inflammation.
I have been using the codeine in co-codomol, Neurofen plus over 11 days !
I would suggest that you take Ibuprofen 600 mg thrice a day, take it 10 - 15 minutes after a meal, so you're stomach will not get irritated. Start simultaneously on Omeprazole 20 mg twice a day, take this empty stomach 10 minutes before the meal. And Get Ketoprofen liquigel and apply it on the painful area four times a day and then keep the foot wrapped in an ACE or crepe bandage and elevated above the heart level by putting two pillows when lying down.
Yes, since the dose is inadequate it will not suffice as an anti inflammatory nor as a pain killer.
You can add the codiene phosphate as an adjunct to the above every 8 hours if required. I doubt you'll require it with the above regimen.
This regimen should provide relief in about a few hours after you start it.
Thanks. Can I get these over the counter at a chemist (i.e. without prescription)?
Yes, these are all over the counter.
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I have checked with my local pharmacist. Ibuprofen 600mg and Omeprazole 20mg are only available on prescription. Hopefully the former at 400mg and the latter at a lower dose will do