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can you take advil and excedrin together

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Pain killers: You can take both painkillers, but you may end up with an upset stomach.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, you can: there are no drug interactions and you can alternate Excedrin and advil (ibuprofen). Always follow the directions on the "Drug Facts" label and do not ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes but only if ...: Advil is a brand of ibuprofen while Excedrin is a branded combination of aspirin, acetaminophen & caffeine, assuming that I'm describing your vers ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
Every 4-6 hours: i prefer otc Advil, motrin, alleve for sinus headaches since these will have anti-inflammatory effects than tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it is same medici: Advil (ibuprofen) is a brand name of Ibuprofen so why will you want to take them together.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
24 years experience in Pain Management
No: I wouldn't suggest taking both Naproxen and Ibuprofen together at the same time. The are both in the same class of medications, nsaids. I would sugg ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Skeete
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Should be fine..: There shouldn't be any cross reactivity between these two common medications. Just be careful to always eat something before you use Advil (ibuprofen) ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): Yes there are no significant interactions.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
19 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes: Yes you can.
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A member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes you can.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
With caution: Naproxen and similar anti-imflammatory medications increase the risk of bleeding by inhibiting platelet function (platelets help the blood clot). This ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: no interactions between the two medications exist
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
40 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
You can, but don't: If you are on prednisone, you shouldn't need the advil (ibuprofen). The anti-inflammatory effects of the predisone are far more powerful than advil (i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no issues.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: If the Flexeril and vicodin are prescribed to you then it is ok to add advil (ibuprofen).
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A member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes, but . . .: My big concern: there are many different types/brands of Nyquil which is a combination of several medications, depending upon brand name. Luckily http ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Don't alternate: I don't recommend that you alternate antipyrectics like tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil. There is too great of a risk of accidentally overdosing on ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
500mg/1000mg: Normal prescription dose of naprosyn in 500mg at one time. Usually no more than 1000mg per day. There are extended release forms of naprosyn as well ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Combining nsaids increases the risks of side-effects considerably.
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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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: They work on two different systems.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: For sure. Fiorinal with Codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) is an example of manufactured combination drug that includes Aspirin and Cod ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,,you can: safely
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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