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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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Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) everyday 400 mg?

Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) everyday 400 mg?

Probably: BUT why is the question? What hurts? Get evaluated and fix the problem. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) gel 400 mg. By mistake. Will that effect him. What should I do.

My  8 year old  son swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) gel 400 mg. By mistake.  Will that effect him. What should I do.

Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) is dosed according to weight and it is the Ibuprofen component that we are concerned about. A child can take up to 10 mg per kg in single dose. ...Read more

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I just started breastfeeding today but I've been taking advil (ibuprofen) of 400 mg every six hours and I was wondering is it bad for my baby and what can happen?

I just started breastfeeding today but I've been taking advil (ibuprofen) of 400 mg every six hours and I was wondering is it bad for my baby and what can happen?

Not bad: In general it is not bad for the baby, but why every six hours are you recovering from C section or had surgery, or pain from the vaginal delivery. If that is the case make sure your doctor knows you are having so much pain may be they will give you something different or at least assured you that what you are doing is OK ...Read more

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Can I take advil while taking cepfodoxime? Thank you!

Can I take advil while taking cepfodoxime?  Thank you!

Drug interactions: I found on drug-drug interactions btwn Advil (brand of ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory pain medication) and Cefpodoxime (a cephalosporin-class antibiotic) at https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=552-0,1310-782. But be sure to read about potential side effects of each, especially gastritis from former, and vaginal yeast infection & diarrhea from latter. ...Read more

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I took 4 advil pills by accident... is that considered overdosing? And will i die from it?

I took 4 advil pills by accident... is that considered overdosing? And will i die from it?

NoYouWillNotDie: One Advil pill contains 200mgm of Ibuprofen.4 pills make it 800mgm.That is the Maximum one time dose adviced for pain sometime.Some may get some stomach upset&irritation&symptoms of hyperacidity like heart burn or some epigastric pain.Dont take any more advil for 24 hours.If any symptoms of stomach upset you can take maalox or mylanta or Ranitidine or omoprazole available over the counter ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) an antihistimine?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) an  antihistimine?

No: It's considered and NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory) that works for pain, fever, and inflammation. ...Read more

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If I took one Advil 200mg capsule can I also take DayQuil?

Yes: you can, and watch for different dayquil(s), at any rate none interacts with advil ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking 400mg of advil/ibprofen 3 times a day for a week?

Maximum dose: I would consider 400 mg. Three times daily for a week to be a maximum dose unless closely supervised by a professional. ...Read more

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I took a dose of advil cold and sinus then two hours later took a dose of advil pm. Is that ok?

I took a dose of advil cold and sinus then two hours later took a dose of advil pm. Is that ok?

Depends how much ?: Of you took Advil sinus is Advil with decongescent and Advil PM is Advil with Benadryl. Usually there is 200 - 400 mg in a pill of Advil . maximum dose of Advil is 800 mg every 8 h ( 3 x 24 hours) . Always take with food . Some decongescent can upset sleep and offsetting with Advil PM not greatest idea but ok short time. Drink plenty of fluids, steam inhalation, nasal saline rinse to help conges ...Read more

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Everytime i had a headache, i took some medicine(advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.

Everytime i had a headache, i took some medicine(advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.

Light sensitive: People with headaches/migraines are often sensitive to the light. If it is happening frequently, something to prevent it from happening. Still, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Which is safer Advil or Mobic (meloxicam)?

Which is safer Advil or Mobic (meloxicam)?

Compariosns: Here's a comparison: http://treato.com/Ibuprofen,Meloxicam/?a=s It depends on some issues you might know. Neither has no concerns, both are helpful to some for certain conditions. Use info to select the best for you. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 3 advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: That is an acceptable dose to take at one time. Try to make sure you take it with food to minimize GI irritation. ...Read more

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Does Advil have ibuprofen in it or not?

2 names/same med: Advil (ibuprofen) is a brand name for an Ibuprofen product as is motrin. They are all the same & generally come in the same dose sizes. ...Read more

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Mixing Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin, is this okay?

Same med: Since they are the same drug (just different brand names), max dosing is to be watched. 800 mg every 6-8 hours is max for a full sized adult. ...Read more

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