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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:03 PM

Is it safe to take Tylenol or ibuprofen before or after the Covid vaccine?

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/it-safe-take-tylenol-or-ibuprofen-or-after-covid-vaccine-n1256896

Is it safe to take Tylenol or ibuprofen before or after the Covid vaccine?
The evidence is limited, but some painkillers might interfere with the body's immune response.
Feb. 5, 2021, 1:13 PM MST
By The Associated Press

Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

It's best to avoid them, unless you routinely take them for a medical condition. Although the evidence is limited, some painkillers might interfere with the very thing the vaccine is trying to do: generate a strong immune system response.

Vaccines work by tricking the body into thinking it has a virus and mounting a defense against it. That may cause arm soreness, fever, headache, muscle aches or other temporary symptoms of inflammation that can be part of that reaction.

“These symptoms mean your immune system is revving up and the vaccine is working,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a recent news briefing.

Certain painkillers that target inflammation, including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and other brands) might curb the immune response. A study on mice in the Journal of Virology found these drugs might lower production of antibodies — helpful substances that block the virus from infecting cells.
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Reply Is it safe to take Tylenol or ibuprofen before or after the Covid vaccine? (Original post)
chocolatpi Feb 25 OP
dweller Feb 25 #1
chocolatpi Feb 25 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 25 #2
riversedge Feb 25 #3
chocolatpi Feb 25 #5
RussBLib Feb 25 #6
Rebl2 Feb 25 #7
Sancho Feb 25 #8

Response to chocolatpi (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:07 PM

1. Not before

After ok
as per the nurse who gave me my 2nd Pfizer today

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:15 PM

4. My first was Pfizer, the second will be.

I did not experience any serious symptoms, so, no need for meds.

I expect both the virus and effective treatments to evolve.

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Response to chocolatpi (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:11 PM

2. I was told after is OK, by the nurse where I got my second dose. n/t

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Response to chocolatpi (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:14 PM

3. The evidence is limited, but some painkillers might interfere with the body's immune response.

umm.. the person giving my mom her jab specifically told her to take Tylenol or ibuprofen for arm pain.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:20 PM

5. I was told the same thing by

the person, not sure it was a nurse, who gave me my first shot. I often hear slight contradictions when tv experts speak. Thank goodness for Dr. Fauci, I follow him for the facts.

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Response to chocolatpi (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:05 PM

6. CDC says ok after, not just before nt

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Response to chocolatpi (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:10 PM

7. I have a

question. How about drugs like Enbrel-TNF inhibitors used in RA or cancer drugs?

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Response to chocolatpi (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:35 PM

8. I was told to avoid either unless I was really feeling bad...

...there is some possibility that painkillers may limit the effectiveness.

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