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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 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.

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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

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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

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

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.

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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

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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.

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) an antihistimine?

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

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How long does advil pm stay in urine ?

How long does advil pm stay in urine
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A mixed bag: Plain Advil would not be an issue at all - but the PM part has benadryl that might cause a false positive in certain tests. Even that should be okay after a full day or two since the last pill (half life short) but bring the bottle w/ you to reflect the cause if there's a problem. They should be familiar w/ this common issue. Try to feel innocent if you really are! Best wishes.

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Is mobic (meloxicam) better than advil?

Is mobic (meloxicam) better than advil?

It depends: They are both anti-inflammatories and work well, so try to see which one works better for you.

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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.

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Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Medications: there us no interaction between these two medications. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause stomach upset so one needs to make sure you are not causing one problem you are treating with another medication.

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Can you give biaxin (clarithromycin) and advil?

Can you give biaxin (clarithromycin) and advil?

Yes: Per interactions checking, no significant dangerous interactions are reported. However, Ibuprofen and biaxin (clarithromycin) can both cause stomach upset.

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