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is advil a ibuprofen

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ibuprofen : Ibuprofen is a weak platelet inhibitor. It can be associated with bleeding.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Blood thinner: Yes Advil (ibuprofen) has a blood thinning effect due to it's effect on one's blood platelets. This is why Advil (ibuprofen) and other similar drugs ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bashar Brijawi
29 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: It will help some people as long as antihistamine part of it cause sleepiness.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience 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 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 Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): Ibuprofen = generic name. Advil (ibuprofen) = brand name.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
2 names/same med: Advil (ibuprofen) is a brand name for an Ibuprofen product as is motrin. They are all the same & generally come in the same dose sizes.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
29 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Daugherty
27 years experience Pediatrics
Same thing: Advil is a brand name for ibuprofen.
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 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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