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I am about 3 months post-op and have developed a cold. It's more of a cough with a small amount of phlegm.

Can I take regular cold medicine? Is there something in particular that I should avoid? I think I remember someone saying that we shouldn't take aspirin?

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Anyone?

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Since I have not been sleeved yet, I am not qualified to answer your question. However, I just read in my information, I am allowed to take Tylenol for minor aches and pains. Doesn't help much, I know! This is probably a good question for your dr.

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My doctor's office told me any form of Tylenol or products with acetominophen are fine. No NSAIDs & no aspirin though! I know the Tylenol brand makes several kinds of cold & flu relief meds and any Walmart or Walgreens should have their knock off versions. Hope you feel better soon!

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Thanks.....someone also told me that it was ibuprophen that I shouldn't take.

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You CAN take cold medicines. Avoid ibuprofen, aspirin and Aleve. You can also take sugar free cough medicines, and cough drops- sugar free also. All tylenol pain reliever and Tylenol cold medicines are good.

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Yes, ibuprofen is a NSAID...Non steroidal anti inflammatory. They are not nice to the tummy and can cause irritation and ulcers. So make sure that and aspirin aren't one of the ingredients in your medicine.

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