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I was wondering what's better for a toothache Advil (ibuprofen) pm or tramadol?

I was wondering what's better for a toothache Advil (ibuprofen) pm or tramadol?

The best medicine : is to see your dentist for proper diagnosis, x-ray and treatment. However, the best OTC painkillers for toothache are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) because they are both pain relievers.You can use them only for the short period of time for temporary pain relief. Please call your dentist today. ...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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Does Advil (ibuprofen) pm work?

Does Advil (ibuprofen) pm work?

In what way?: It can relieve pain of certain types and if it relieves pain a can allow a person to relax and go to sleep. It can also allow person to function more normally.However one must always consider the type of medicine it is, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatoryand it can have significant side effects including kidney problems intestinal bleeding problems water retention among the most prominent. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Tip)

Managing Menstrual Cramps

Using Ibuprofen and low dose hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) sometimes ssri under md supervison can greatly help period pain. ...See 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 (ibuprofen) ?

4 year.old daughter had  tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just  said giver her Advil (ibuprofen) 
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Pain management: Pain following tonsillectomy can be quite troublesome in children. Management of pain should consist of Tylenol (acetaminophen) 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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Was not sleeping well stressed about workload and feeling off like ear inf., why would i be prescribed lorazapam vs trying Advil (ibuprofen) pm or exercise. Std ?

Was not sleeping well stressed about workload and feeling off like ear inf., why would i be prescribed lorazapam vs trying Advil (ibuprofen) pm or exercise. Std ?

Lorazepam: This is a question you need to ask the physician who evaluated you for your problems. It's both impossible and unfair to "second-guess" the reasons something was prescribed, when we weren't present during your evaluation. We didn't see how you were at that time, and cannot possibly know all the factors your physician noted when prescribing as s/he did. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Tip)

Managing Menstrual Cramps

Monthly storm arrives when crashing waves of pain peak. Ibuprofen helps! ...See more

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How long until Advil (ibuprofen) pm kick in?

30-45 min: Over the counter sleep medications typically take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. They must be digested and absorbed through the stomach and into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) pm every night as a sleep aid?

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) pm every night as a sleep aid?

Discuss with MD: Please see your own physician who knows you and your complete medical history best. Long term use of any medication has possible side effects. Also, it's always best to address issues and causes rather than relying on medications. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Tip)

Managing Menstrual Cramps

The churning of uterine muscle is tamed by 3 small red beans (ibuprofen 200mg). ...See more

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Son, 27, taking augmentin, gave him Advil at 6:00 pm, can I safely switch to tylenol (acetaminophen) at 3:00 am, 9 hours later?

Son, 27, taking  augmentin, gave him Advil at 6:00 pm,  can I safely switch to tylenol (acetaminophen) at 3:00 am,  9 hours later?

Absolutely: Ibuprofen (advil) can safely be given every 6 hours and Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) every 4 hours. They actually can be used together as there is no interaction and one is metabolized by the kidney, the other the liver. Remember, no more than 3000mg per 24 hours for tylenol (acetaminophen) for adults. Augmentin makes no difference in use of either med. ...Read more

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