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can I alternate advil and ibuprofen

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Advil and ibuprophen are the same drug. You can alternate ibuprophen and tylenol, (acetaminophen) but iburophen should be givenat 6-8 hrs interval, ty ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
In what way?: It can relieve pain of certain types and if it relieves pain a can allow a person to relax and go to sleep. It can also allow person to function more ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: That is an acceptable dose to take at one time. Try to make sure you take it with food to minimize GI irritation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): Ibuprofen = generic name. Advil (ibuprofen) = brand name.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Not a bad idea.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: They are both anti-inflammatories. Just stay within the prescribed guidelines.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Motrin: Take what works best for you as needed, avoiding excess or daily usage under care of your md.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: But not on a regular basis. And as long as you don't have severe liver or kidney disease.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in Pediatrics
12 hours appart: Anaprox is a NSAID also known as naproxen. It can cause severe GI probems and should only be used as directed. Tylenol is acetaminophen, not a nsaid. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Yes.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Advil (ibuprofen) ketoprofen: No- both are nsaid's and you will run the risk of ulceration.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
24 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No.: Mefenamic acid is indicated for short-term relief of mild-to-moderate pain.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no issues with that combination.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, you can: taking both at once should be OK, but taking too many NSAID's, every day for several weeks or months can cause damage. Always talk to your doctor bef ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no problems.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience in Hepatology
Yes: These are different types of medications and do not interact with each other. Motrin is an NSAID which is both anti-inflammatory and for pain and fev ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not a good idea: I would not mix these two meds because of a significant increase in the risk of ulcers or GI bleeds with this combination.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience in Podiatry
No: Not recommended as this can increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Same med: They are the same thing. Please adher to daily maximum dosage recommendations.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: You certainly can. In doing so you reduce the risk of side effects of each medication as you are taking a smaller daily dose.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fareed Asfour
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Tylenol (acetaminophen) preferred: There are no major drug interactions with tylenol (acetaminophen) and amoxicillin and fluoxetine. There is a theoretical risk of bleeding or low sodiu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: There are no significant medication interactions.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Look at ingredients: Generally speaking it is not a problem to combine advil (ibuprofen) and products containing acetaminophen for short time. You always want to look at t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Prob not a good idea. You double the potential for stomach problems, is you take lo dose Aspirin for heart protect, Ibuprofen may block this benefit, ... Read More
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