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A 35-year-old member asked:

is advil (ibuprofen) an antihistimine?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maliena Longley
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: It's considered and NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory) that works for pain, fever, and inflammation.
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
No: Advil is ibuprofen. It is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It does not have any antihistamine properties.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use ibuprofen while pregnant?

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Dr. Karl Haake
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No: Ibuprofen should not be taken when pregnant.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) if I have glaucoma?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): Yes. If you have recently had glaucoma filtering surgery, you may wish to wait until your eye surgeon says it is ok to resume taking nsaids, of which Advil (ibuprofen) is a member.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can I take motrin for my spinal stenosis pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 40 years experience
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.
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can someone take Advil (ibuprofen) after an angiogram?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: There is little evidence that taking Advil (ibuprofen) after an angiogram dose any harm to anyone, unless there are other issues that would preclude its use.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Can someone take ibuprofen after an angiogram?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: As long as kidney funtion not affected by the dye.

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