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Advil (Overview)

Advil is a pain medication.


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What's better, Advil or celebrex?

What's better, Advil or celebrex?

Both are good: Celebrex is much more expensive, and easier on your stomach. ...Read more

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Advil is a pain medication.


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May have given my 2yr old 1tsp Advil within four hrs instead of 6-8, issue? I am so nervous. I can't exactly remember what time it was when i gave him the other dose. Should i be heading to emergeoncy room. There hasn't been any noticeable reactions but h

Any : Any time you have a question about your child getting too much medicine, it's always best to call poison control - they can provide immediate information about the medicine. The number (nationwide) is 1-800-222-1222. Generally we dose medicines for children by their weight - so if your child is about 20 lbs, 1 tsp is a good dose. Likely, your child will be okay, but i still would recommend that you follow the 6 - 8 hour dosing schedule for the future! a lot of doctors recommend alternating Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen - I am not a fan of this. As a mother, when my children are sick with a fever, i can never remember at 3 am what i gave last! i tend to stick with one (ibuprofen) and only use the other (acetaminophen) if my child is having fevers before it's time for the next dose. I hope this helps! good luck. ...Read more

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How much Advil can I take in 24 hours ?

How much Advil can I take in 24 hours
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1800mg: You probably should not exceed 1800mg a day. This all depends on your age, weight, renal function, and any comorbid medical conditions you might have. There is no one right number. ...Read more

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4 year.old daughter had tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just said giver her Advil ?

4 year.old daughter had  tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just  said giver her Advil 
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Pain management: Pain following tonsillectomy can be quite troublesome in children. Management of pain should consist of Tylenol and perhaps prescription narcotic pain relievers. Motrin and Advil can inhibit platelet aggregation (clotting). Since bleeding is a complication following tonsillectomy, an alternative might be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac sodium 50mg (voltrol ) more effective than buprofen (advil) 400mg?

Is diclofenac sodium 50mg (voltrol ) more effective than buprofen (advil) 400mg?

Effective: Ibuprofen is equally effective as compared to votrol but you have to take a higher dose more frequently for same effect. ...Read more

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I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil good? What else can I do?

I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil good? What else can I do?

Head injury: It sounds like you've injured your head, and the swelling cannot be expected to go away immediately. I see you're also having dizziness. You need to be seen by a doctor since the swelling is extending and you're dizzy. You can go to an er to be examined. Concussion is possible. The homeopathic remedy arnica 30c may help with the bruising and swelling. A dose every 3-4 hours for first 2 days. ...Read more

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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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