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Advil Cold Medication
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
I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?
I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed
Lithium interactions: I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? ANS: lithium is a tricky drug and you should review any other meds with your team before taking them. Many cold meds may interact. But probably not for short term. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
I have an 8yo 56lbs.. Is it ok to give him cold medicine for congestion and ibuprofen for headache at the same time?
Generally yes: As long as the cold medicine does not contain ibuprofen, combining the 2 should be ok. That being said, many pediatricians do not like cold medicines for young children. They're not very effective, and the side effects are relatively stronger--anti-congestion meds are generally better at stimulating the heart or making the children alternately drowsy or hyper than they are at treating the cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get hives everytime I take cold medicine.I can take ibuprofen though.So I think I may be allergic to acetaminophen. But I took benadryl & got hives?
Check ingredients: It is unusual to develop hives from Benadryl and thus I would suggest that you copy down all of the ingredients in each of the cold medicines you suspected might have caused hives to find out if there is a shared ingredient then go on doing your detective work from there. ...Read more
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which medication helps best with migraines? Ibufrofen, parecetamol, nurofen or advil (ibuprofen)? I get them all the time!
Frequent migraines: People w frequent headaches should be examined by a physician.If known to have migraines, it's worthwhile knowing: Frequent use of migraine meds(eg sumatriptan) or acetaminophen (paracetamol) can cause "medicine overuse headaches." In other words, regular use of the headache med is now actually causing the headache. NSAIDS like naproxen (Aleve) can treat med overuse headache, as well as migraines. ...Read more
Headache every time i have exams at uni so what is the solution for headache due to stress while Advil (ibuprofen) and other calming medication doesnt work?
Calming techniques: Stress is more of a perceived problem, than an actual illness, so the phrase 'mind over matter' really applies here ! When you feel a tension headache coming on, the best thing to do is take yourself away from the stressful stimulus, take some deep breaths, visualize a calm environment or something that really makes you happy or relaxes you, and the stress will melt away. Try it ! ...Read more
Number of factors: Your diagnosis, clinical individual situation, level of pain or inflammation, individual risk factors, and the past experience with NSAIDs medications. For example for low back pain Advil is recommended. For TMJ inflammation Aleve (naproxen) is better. Talk to your doctor about whether you can take NSAIDs daily. ...Read more
2 weeks since gum surgery for new crown. Taking pain medication, advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours. Sometimes pain wakes me. Is this normal?
Can’t take Aleve & Advil for inflammation/pain anymore due to medication overuse side effects. What can I replace with while also taking Cymbalta?
Please repost: Please repost and state specifically what your “medication overuse side effects.” Also, please include the answer to your question given to you by the clinician who prescribed the Cymbalta; or, if you haven’t asked that person this question, please state why not, as (s)he would seem to be the natural person to ask. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to dissolve Advil (ibuprofen) before ingesting? My grandmother dissolves her Advil (ibuprofen) in her warm tea before she takes it. Is this ok? She does this with most of her medication.
Could be a problem: Dissolving drugs before ingesting can accelerate the drugs absorption, so you get the effect quicker. Some drugs are purposely coated to delay absorption so as not to irritate the esophagus or stomach. If you don't know whether or not a drug can harm the esophagus or stomach, i would not recommend grandma's technique. If she continues her method, advise her to drink lots of water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?
Likely Yes: If you did not notice large pill fragments in your vomit, then 1 hour likely was enough time to absorb much of your pills. I hope you feel better! ...Read more
Girdfriend took Plan B one step last week while she was sick. Does other medication suck as advil, (ibuprofen) or ones that treat cough and nose affect Plan B ?
No: If she kept it down and used it properly cold meds will not change the outcome. ...Read more
I have mod to severed neck arthritis. I've tried alleve & Advil (ibuprofen) to no avail? What anti inflammatory medications might work & what is the usual dose?
I drank approximatly 6 drinks last night. How long do I need to wait to take allergy medication (allegra)? how long do I need to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?
24 hours: At a minimum you should wait 8 hours, 24 hours would be safer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My father have pain in a leg from the top to the bottom is being days already and all he took was advil (ibuprofen) andwhat medication he can get over the counter?
More info needed: More description of his symptoms is needed but if the Pain is in his buttock and radiates down the leg, sciatica is suspected. This is usually caused by pressure on a nerve root in the back by a bulging or ruptured intervertebral disc. Nonprescription pain relievers consist of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/nsaids like Advil or Aleve. If pain persists he needs to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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