OTC Pain Killer Pills allowed for drivers?

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  1. RussianBearTruckeR

    RussianBearTruckeR Light Load Member

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    Got a friend in the culinary world telling fellow chefs pop ibuprofen pills all day...Are truckers allowed to take any OTC pain relief pills? Or this is prohibited? Or it's the MG amount? :sign3:
     
  2. tucker

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    I’ve been an aspirin man my whole life and I screwed up my Achilles’ tendon over the Christmas Holiday and my doctor told me to take some ibuprofen.
    What a great pill, I never had one before and I just bought a new bottle this morning in case anything else aches.
    I hope it’s legal...
     
  3. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Outside of anything alcohol based as long as it is OTC a driver is good. I would stay away from anything with alcohol.
     
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    weren't you running alcohol during prohibition? kinda look familiar...:p
     
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  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    It is. Ibuprofen is legal for truckers. It is however hard on the kidneys. I was taken off it several years ago because of this. I now take Salsalate along with some other things for my pain.
     
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  6. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    But beer has alcohol
     
  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I use ole Al to cover the guy behind him. I use Michael Myers kind of like an alter persona online. In fact, I came VERY close to using that name as my nick on here.
     
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    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Ibuprofen is legal. I currently take 800 mg 2x daily for arthritis in my shoulders for about the last 2 years.
    I have my liver checked twice a year.... every year, along with all my other blood work.
     
  10. SteveScott

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    I love taking it for aches and pains, but more than a couple days my stomach starts not liking it. It's perfectly legal for drivers.
     
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