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Anti-inflammatory medicines

During your recovery in the hospital, you may have been started on anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen (AdvilĀ® and MotrinĀ®). Anti-inflammatory medicines assist with healing by reducing swelling and pain.

You may be continuing an anti-inflammatory medicine after discharge from the hospital. Please be aware that these medicines may cause stomach upset for some people. Take the medicine as directed on your prescription.

Taking this medicine with food or milk may be helpful to control stomach upset. Call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Preparing for Your Hysterectomy, gyn-ahc-95582

First published: 04/25/2013
Last updated: 04/25/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health GYN (Gynecology) Care Council