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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 year.old daughter had tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just said giver her Advil (ibuprofen)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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