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Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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Can I take nurofen plus whilst taking Targin 5?

Can I take nurofen plus whilst taking Targin 5?

Nurofen and Targin: Nurofen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory agent to treat pain. Targin is a mild narcotic combination that also treats mild pain through a different mechanism. They are metabolized differently and can be taken at the same time. Be careful with how much of these that you take. Nurofen can cause intestinal bleeding and kidney problems if you take too much and Targin can be habit forming ...Read more

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Does 3000mg paracetamol and 2 nurofen plus tablets count as an overdoes that would require medical attention?

Does 3000mg paracetamol and 2 nurofen plus tablets count as an overdoes that would require medical attention?

Overdose: It depends on whate time frame these were taken in. If they were all taken at once with the intent to harm ones self then yes you should seek medical attention. If the paracetamol was taken over 18-24 hours then no. If you are feeling like harming yourself then the amount of medication makes no difference be seen right now at the nearest medical facility. ...Read more

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Can you take antihistamines and nurofen plus together?

Can you take antihistamines and nurofen plus together?

Yes: Nurofen plus contains Ibuprofen and codeine. The new generation antihistamines such as zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra should be well tolerated at usual doses when taken with nurofen plus. ...Read more

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Nurofen plus (ibuprofen & codeine) side effects?

Nurofen plus (ibuprofen & codeine) side effects?

NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports activities. They cause injury to stomach, kidneys, prevent your body from rebuilding cartilage in your joints from every day wear and tear, and stop your body from healing an acute injury like a tendon injury or an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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My little boy has watery eyes. He is not sick. He has a slight cold. I'm giving him nurofen for children 6 plus. Is it a cold he has.

My little boy has watery eyes. He is not sick. He has a slight cold. I'm giving him nurofen for children 6 plus. Is it a cold he has.

Watery eyes: Tear ducts drain into the nose, so when the "lining" of the nose is swollen or congested, the tear ducts can be blocked which would cause an overflow of tears. Sometimes, the eyes themselves are irritated and may have increased inflammation with increased tearing. ...Read more

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I'm 3.5 months pregnant and have a really bad ear ache can I take nurofen plus?

I'm 3.5 months pregnant and have a really bad ear ache can I take nurofen plus?

Nurofen: Nurofen is generally not recommendedin pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Taking one or two tablets at your point in pregnancy shouldnt be a problem. A better solution would be to make an appointment with your doctor to make sure you donthave an infection. ...Read more

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Could taking nurofen plus for a few weeks slow down bone fracture healing?

Could taking nurofen plus for a few weeks slow down bone fracture healing?

Yes: All nsaids slow down fracture healing but it will likely still heal. Just go slow on these drugs until healed. No reason to worry too much but there is a slowing in experimental studies. ...Read more