Information about pain medication after birth

The pain medication consists of Paracetamol, Ibupofen and Magnesia.

Most women will experience some pain following childbirth, and some women need regular pain medication after birth.This brochure explains the pain relieving medicines you have been prescribed.

You will be provided two kinds of pain medication. They are called Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. In addition, you will be provided a laxative called Magnesia.

Paracetamol tablets are dosed at 500 mg per tablet. You should take 2 tablets (1000 mg), 4 times a day, for 5 days.

Ibuprofen tablets are dosed at 200 mg per tablet. You should take 2 tablet (400 mg), 4 times a day, for 5 days.

Magnesia tablets are dosed at 500 mg per tablet. You should take 2 tablets (1000 mg) 2 times a day, till you have a bowel movement, or your stool is soft.

It is important for you to take your medication as scheduled, to properly control your pain.

Please inform your nurse if you are still experiencing pain beyond what is expected after you have taken your medication, in case you need additional pain medication.

We recommend that you continue taking your pain medication consisting of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for 5 days after your surgery/procedure.

After 5 days it is recommended that you continue taking the Paracetamol tablets on an ‘as needed basis’ for up to 14 days.

You can stop taking the Magnesia after you have a bowel movement or your stool is soft.

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Paracetamol 500 mg2 tablets2 tablets2 tablets2 tablets
Ibuprofen 200 mg2 tablets2 tablets2 tablets2 tablets
Magnesia 500 mg2 tablets 2 tablets 
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