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A 18-year-old member asked:

I am taking 1200mg dapro once a day for shoulder pain. i have menstrul cramps can i also take advil (ibuprofen)?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: Once you are one anti-inflammatory drug, it's best not to mix it with another in the same class. I'd try some tylenol (acetaminophen) instead.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones commented
Family Medicine 45 years experience
That is a big mistake more folks than you think make ! So many brand names, so many generic names, gets very confusing. Always identify the generic or chemical name as well as the brand name on EVERYTHING you take, and if they are the same or real similar, dont take without advice.
Feb 19, 2012
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones commented
Family Medicine 45 years experience
By the way, great question, I am so glad some one posted that. I added it to my "health guide" FAQ.
Feb 19, 2012
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones commented
Family Medicine 45 years experience
AVOIDANCE: Some times something in the name of the drug will tip you off. For example, most ACE inhibitors (prescriptive blood pressure drugs) have an ending of pril . Therefore most of the drugs in the group end in pril (lisinopri; quinipril; ramipril). That would not have helped in Daypro. But behyon that EVERYONE should buy at least an OTC guide to drugs. Rx would be good too.
Feb 19, 2012
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management 35 years experience
No: Never use two different nsaids together.

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