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Does ibuprofen help chest pain

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): If musculoskeletal chest pain it'll help, it heart attack or pulmonary embolus...Not likely.

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A female asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Specializes in Cardiology
Inflammation: Sounds like costochondritis. Suggest Ibuprofen 600 mg three times per day with food for 2-3 days. ALWAYS with food.
A member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Consider cause: Infectious (bacterial or fungal) costochondritis should be treated initially with intravenous (in the vein or iv) antibiotics. Afterward, antibiotics ... Read More
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
Reevaluate. : Maybe you don't have costochondritis. You may want to go back and see your doctor or get another option. Long term use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin,... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Tell your parents: Drink some cold milk and see if the pain doesn't get better. It maybe your stomach is upset from the medicine. You should also see a doctor today.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Possible.Stop advil (ibuprofen): Long term use can cause irritation of esophagus there by causing chest pain - GERD and chest pain see a Gastroenterology. you might need evaluation ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ibuprofen: Short answer. No it shouldn not. Whatever is causing it has nothing to do with Ibuprofen
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
How much ibuprophen?: If you take more than a few pills daily for a while you could be having an ulcer or stomach bleeding. If your stool is black it could confirm that sus... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Need evaluation : Pleurisy will be an important consideration. May need an x-ray.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
Chest pain : If local palpation exactly reproduces symptoms then likely it's a local musculoskeletal chest pain that should resolve & respond to mild OTC ana... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: Heart issues at your age are rare, especially in light of your fall history. May represent a rib fracture or spine fracture near thoracic nerve root ... Read More

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