Ramipril, simvastatin and ibuprofen

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Don't want to waste doctors time. Do you think he will respond to an email or is that not etiquette. Just want to check this is right. I'm sure he said I can take ibuprofen for 3 days then stop for a few days then take them again as they clash with ramipril and simvastatin. Is there another med to replace ramipril and simvastsatin that won't clash with ibuprofen . I know none of you are medically trained . Just looking for ideas .

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,713
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    Ring your pharmacist, Twirlywoo. They're the people who would know. I think the ibuprofen is the problem not the other two.

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  • Twirlywoo5
    Twirlywoo5 Member Posts: 37
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    Good thinking xxx thank you . I'll ask Monday x

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,713
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    I know that ramipril and simvastatin are prescribed to lower blood pressure but ibuprofen can raise it https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/high-blood-pressure-hypertension/causes/

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  • Twirlywoo5
    Twirlywoo5 Member Posts: 37
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    I know . I'm sure the doctor said you can take it for 3 days safely but I'll ask the chemist Monday . Thanks for your interest and hope you are doing ok xx

    I'm having another "do" at the moment . Had no repair done to meniscus tear due to lock down . Have been trying to lose weight and exercise. Have been on exercise bike daily which helps my knees but now my feet are hurting when I walk . I think it is because of my bike. I spoke to the doc. Who is very nice but seemed to brush off my concerns about my feet and said to keep up with the exercise . Some days it's miserable , pain in feet, knee and thumbs . We were to meet up with our son in london who we havent seen in person for 18 months .I dont think I'm going to be able to walk much. Considering getting a hiking pole .

    Is the exercise worth keeping up

    I'm seeing a physio in a couple of weeks hoping she might suggest something .

    Take care x

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,713
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    Do you have a BP monior at home? They're cheap and easy to use. I have to keep a check on mine.

    Perhaps the pedals hurt your feet. Could you pad them with bubble wrap or somethng? I'd definitely agree with your GP though re keepig up the exercise.

    Why not get a rollator with a seat?

    We haven't managed to see our són in USA for over two years now but he WhatsApps us almost every day so we can see him and or grandson. The wonders of modern technology😀

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    Steven Wright
  • Twirlywoo5
    Twirlywoo5 Member Posts: 37
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    I will keep trying to be positive xx is a rollater that little bike that you exercise your feet on. If so I've just got one of them . I do keep a check of my bp at home . Thank you for your help and kindness . X

  • Twirlywoo5
    Twirlywoo5 Member Posts: 37
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    Ooops x now I know what a roller is !