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Any interactions taking and Aleve (naproxen) and levothyroxine?

Any interactions taking and Aleve (naproxen) and levothyroxine?

No: Levothyroxine is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach for maximal absorption. Aleve is an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug containing naproxen, which is best taken with food to avoid gastric irritation. Since both are metablize by different pathway, there is no significant interaction. However, to have maximal therapeutic effects, timing of medicines should be done. ...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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Can i take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Can i take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Not at same time: Solodyn (minocycline) has many interactions; taking with calcium (usually found in multivits) can reduce absorption- they should be taken at least 2 hours apart. Solodyn (minocycline) kills our friendly intestinal flora which can lead to yeast overgrowth ; a wide range of side effects. It's wise to take probiotics ; not use it very long. Topical antibiotics ok. Regular Ibuprofen use can cause ulcers ; GI bleeds.See comment:. ...Read more

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I'm on Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa. What painkillers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Excedrine, etc) are safe to take with these medications to combat a headache?

I'm on Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa. What painkillers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Excedrine, etc) are safe to take with these medications to combat a headache?

Headache: I understand your distress, Buspar (buspirone) is a medication for Anxiety; Celexa is for Depression. Both Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa can cause headache. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, gradual decrease and then discontinuing these medication; Therapy for stress in your life to cope with unpleasant feelings and symptoms, Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more

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I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?

I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?

Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options. ...Read more

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Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Yes: None of the generics were recalled, so any of them are perfectly safe to use. Be sure if you are using for a child, though, that you know the dose to give based on child's weight and how much is in each tsp of the formulation you actually have. ...Read more

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Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

YES: This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional! The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc Follow your Health Care Professional's advice Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Advice? Would there be any dangers taking magic mushrooms and Aleve (naproxen) painkillers?

Advice? Would there be any dangers taking magic mushrooms and Aleve (naproxen) painkillers?

How about putting: Away the toys, at your age. Psychedelic drugs, including psilocybin/psilocin get more toxic as we get older, because they can greatly increase heart rate and stress the cardiovascular system. There are no known interactions between Naproxen and any psychedelic. I think you need to consider whether drugs are a problem for you, and if you need help dealing with them. ...Read more

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What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers? Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve? (I realize those are brand names...)

What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers?  Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve?   (I realize those are brand names...)

All are safe: None will injure you used as directed. Some folks get elevated liver function tests from even a little Tylenol (acetaminophen). Advil reversibly damages the kidneys if you get dehydrated on the stuff. Same for Aleve. Some folks get liver sensitivity to any of these. I would choose the one that gives you the best pain relief, drink plenty of water, and not worry about this. ...Read more

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Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?

Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?

Yes: All anti-inflammatory medications increase risk for a cardiovascular event (mi, stroke, death). These risk seems to be associated with higher doses. So it's best if you take the lowest possible dose for a short duration. The other concern with nsaids and Aspirin is increase risk for GI bleed. If you have risk factor for this you have to be cautious and may want to take some zantac (ranitidine) with it. ...Read more

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What pain medicine has the least side effects? Worried about recalls of acetaminophen, ibuprofen and nsaids?

What pain medicine has the least side effects? Worried about recalls of acetaminophen, ibuprofen and nsaids?

Acetaminophen: Other than for the cyanide scare of 1982 (which has been effectively prevented since by changes in packaging), Acetaminophen has not been recalled and tends to have fewer side effects than nsaids. It is effective for lowering fever and is good pain reliever for mild pain. It doesn't cause bleeding and doesn't upset the stomach at prescribed doses. ...Read more

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I'm on 50mg/day sertraline and took 1 Aleve (naproxen) before checking interactions. Epocrates app cautions against. Should I be ok? What to look out for?

I'm on 50mg/day sertraline and took 1 Aleve (naproxen) before checking interactions. Epocrates app cautions against. Should I be ok? What to look out for?

Yes: The possible adverse interactions are not likely to occur in a one time use, depending on your medical condition. If you still have concerns, contact your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Advil, (ibuprofen) Alleve,etc hurt my stomach(even w/food). Sometimes I need them for migraines.. Someone suggested suppository versions.Is there such thing?

Advil, (ibuprofen) Alleve,etc hurt my stomach(even w/food). Sometimes I need them for migraines.. Someone suggested suppository versions.Is there such thing?

Yes, but: Among NSAIDs, there's indomethacin suppositories, toradol intramuscular injections and sprix nasal spray. These might irritate your stomach, but should be less. There's also non-NSAID meds such as triptans. Plus, if you are having migraines more than 4 times a month, maybe you should be on a preventive medicine, and may be having rebound headaches. Feel free to consult to discuss further. ...Read more

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Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Excedrine migraine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, and Aleve don't work for many other ideas?

Migraine management : Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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