How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gehring Your Own Question
Dr. Gehring
Dr. Gehring, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 24198
Experience:  Private Practice for 20 years.Specialized in emergency care, psychosomatic diseases,sexual medicine, acupuncture.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Gehring is online now

Interaction of Ibuprofen with oncology medications?

Resolved Question:

A 90 yr.old female relative is staying with us. She is taking Letrozole 2.5mg once daily, and Levothyroxine 50 micrograms once daily, for oncology-related disease (breast).

She broke her wrist some 5 months ago, and is suffering from chronic wrist pain (some numbness at finger tips). She has been given exercises by her physiotherapist, who now recommends an X-ray. Her GP is not available for at least a week.

Question: 200mg/daily Ibuprofen gives her almost total relief from discomfort. Is there any possible adverse interaction between this medication and the Letrazole/Levothyroxine?

She would like to continue on this regime until she sees her GP.

Thank you.

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.
Hi there, I am pleased to tell you that there is no adverse interaction between Ibuprofen and Levothyroxine and Letrazole. If the patient profits so much from this medication, there is no objection against it. She should eat before taking Ibuprofen and stop as soon as she develops stomach discomfort.All the best and a happy New Year's Eve!
Dr. Gehring and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Many thanks, ***** ***** that's much appreciated.

And all the best for the New Year....