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can i take advil (ibuprofen) with lithium?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Carefully: Advil (ibuprofen) may increase lithium blood levels by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. This could lead to lithium toxicity. One study that tested high-dose (1800 mg/day) Ibuprofen said "lithium dosage may need to be reduced in some patients following initiation of Ibuprofen therapy." the effect may be less at low doses or if advil is used rarely. Consult with your prescriber.
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Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Advil/Lithium: If excess advil, (ibuprofen) can raise lithium level. Use with caution & only as needed.

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Can I take motrin for my spinal stenosis pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Yes: Sure. However Acetaminophen (eg tylenol) can also be effective if used every 6 to 12 hours and it is generally safer. Ibuprofen like other nsaids can increase your risk of ulcers and in some cased kidney disfunction. Acetaminophen doesn't have those risks. However excessive Acetaminophen risk (more than 4000 mg per day) can cause liver toxicity.
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I agree completely. Additionally, if you don't have stomach or kidney problems, you could safely take ibuprofen in addition to the acetaminophen. However, you would not want to combine NSAIDS together (eg. naproxen, meloxicam, .etc).
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Can someone take Advil (ibuprofen) after an angiogram?

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Yes: As long as kidney funtion not affected by the dye.

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