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Is it safe to take ibuprofen every night for sleep

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Neck Pain Concerned: QHall, I think you should see a doctor. Waking up with headache and severe neck pain could be serious. Any fever? Ibuprofen is safe to take followin ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This type of pain in a 28 year ago is often secondary to patellar tendinitis. I would see an orthopedist for a diagnosis. Often appropriate exercises ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Your question?: I'm not sure what you're asking here -- can you please rephrase or simplify? Either that or call your personal physician who has been prescribing you ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: It would be safe to take the medication as you described. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk an ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is preferrable: Not to use long term- but I have many patients who do use it long term with success. Are you using excellent sleep hygiene? If not- try that first. 1. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: The active ingredients in advil pm are Ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine (benadryl). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and, as the name imp ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: Very poor sleep medication with side effects possible.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Daily use of sleeping medicine without the knowledge of your physician is unsafe. Talk to and see your physician to determine why you have a diffic ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Ideally, it's better not to use a medication to induce sleep.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES!: Magnesium is an essential nutrient and we need it every day. It is safe ; non-toxic. If you take too much (esp. A poorly absorbed form) it can cause l ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inocencio Candelaria
16 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep hygiene a must: should be ok but I recommend you check with your doctor about your other prescriptions, I am available for second opinion if needed
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not an anti-anxiety medication. People take it for its drowsiness side-effect. It will not relieve your anxiety whatsoev ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Sure : There is no problem with this.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Its ok: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm is tylenol (acetaminophen) mixed with benadryl. There is essentially no problem with nightly use.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is preferable not: To. However, many patients do. My first question is are you checking your sleep habits meticulously? Sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep regular bed ; ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is better to use: Non-medication approaches to sleep better. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time dail ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Not really: You could get addicted to sleeping pills. It is better to find out why do you cannot sleep and fix that. Talk to your doctor.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: The sedative is an antihistamine and is non habit forming.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Spilman
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No danger: Ibuprofen is not usually in the standard nyquil cough relief so as long as both are used based upon the labeled dosages there should not be an issue o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Melatonin: Better to get your cycle adjusted.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: I would discuss the type of sleep aid with your pharmacist or physician. Many sleep medications specifically state that they are for short term use on ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not really.: Reason is that Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory medication and not a sleep medication. It is probably safe for nightly use, but my concern is, "what ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience Sleep Medicine
Short term: Probably ok for short term insomnia treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: Firstly, Estazolam is not a good sleeping pill because it has a long half-life and stays in your body all day the next day. Secondly, sleeping pills s ... Read More
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