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Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
3200 mg: 800 mg 4x/day; no more frequent then every 6 hrs. Is the maximum dose. Those with kidney or liver disease should not use these agents, as a class referred to as nsaid's, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more
Advil (ibuprofen) for renal pain: It woud be better if you find the cause of your pain, rather than blindly taking advil (ibuprofen) for it. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause acute renal failure, reversed by stopping it. Advil (ibuprofen) may also aggravate any hypertension you may have. See a urologist to find out if you have kidney pain and what is causing it. Your treatment plan can then be formulated and perhaps you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my sons doctor prescribe something for pain for my two year old that has extreme strep, tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin just are not even cutting it anymore :(?
Call your doctor: First, be sure you are giving the right dosage of the medications for your child's weight. Acetaminophen with Codeine is one option if otc cold medication is not helping. However if symptoms are worsening despite antibiotics or he is not able to swallow, you may need to have him seen again to be sure nothing more serious is going on that would warrant a different treatment regimen. ...Read more
None: Otc Motrin (ibuprofen) and prescribed Motrin have the same molecule and action. Prescription medication can be in a higher dose per pill but you can take more otc meds to equal that. Always be mindful of the ability of these drugs to cause excess stomach acidity and ulcers especially in the elderly. You may need an acidic blocker for your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, you can: However, always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication. ...Read more
Yes: This should not be a problem with drug interference. ...Read more
I have a clogged swimmers ear how do I get rid of it i used two drops and one is a pain reliever and one is an antiobotic i used motrin and Advil (ibuprofen)
Baby motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen)? From a doctors standpoint, is one more effective than the other and does one have a higher risk? 6mo teething baby.
Both are good: Tylenol (acetaminophen) has fewer reported complications so may be a bit 'safer' but Motrin is going to be more effective in reducing a fever. For a non-fever minor pain situation like teething, i'd use tylenol (acetaminophen) first but if that doesn't help Motrin would be most likely fine assuming you are carefully observing dosing recommendations. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers