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generic ibuprofen vs advil

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): Ibuprofen = generic name. Advil (ibuprofen) = brand name.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is generic for Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, (ibuprofen) etc.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually not: Usually, generic medications are as effective as the branded counterparts. But, it depends, sometimes, people react better to the brand name version. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
No problem: There is no problem taking Ibuprofen with zoloft (sertraline).
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Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes there is no interaction.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): Yes you can.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
30 years experience Endodontics
Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
Carefully: Advil (ibuprofen) may increase lithium blood levels by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. This could lead to lithium toxicity. One st ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: If the advil (ibuprofen) are 200 mg Ibuprofen and you are an otherwise healthy person with no contraindications. No pregnancy, no GI bleeding, no ren ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Not Tylenol (acetaminophen): The PM part yes. But, taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) daily is extremely hard in the liver. Use the generic for Benadryl. That is what causes sedation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Wung
Dr. Lynn Wung answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Advil (ibuprofen) purchase: Advil (ibuprofen) (plain, not sinus) can be purchased without identification.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Salama
10 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: This question is not so straightforward because it depends on many things such as why you are taking it, how much you are taking, other medications yo ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
25 years experience Family Medicine
1800mg: You probably should not exceed 1800mg a day. This all depends on your age, weight, renal function, and any comorbid medical conditions you might have ... Read More
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