3- Take over-the-counter medication to reduce symptoms.
After the injection, take 600 mg of paracetamol, if you like it to relieve pain. You can also take 400 mg of ibuprofen if you want to improve pain and prevent inflammation. These two remedies help to reduce pain after the injection. Ask the nurse or doctor which one is best for you. If there is a chance of swelling, take ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen.
- Do not take more than the recommended daily dose of these remedies. This information comes in the package insert as “dosage”.
- Paracetamol is the substance that relieves the pain present in Tylenol.
Warning: do not take any of these remedies on an empty stomach. You can cause liver damage and it will upset your stomach if you don’t have any food in it when you take ibuprofen or paracetamol.
4- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water after the injection.
Drink 700 mL to 1.4 L of water for the next three to four hours after taking an injection to ensure your body will be well hydrated. Maintaining a healthy fluid level after taking a bite ensures that you will not be in pain for no reason during recovery.
- Do not fill your belly with water until it hurts or feels as if you are going to vomit. Drink slowly periodically after the injection to rehydrate yourself. Discover other methods on the next page.