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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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I'm allergic to acethaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, what can I take? The doctor prescribed tramadol but I'm scare to take it is it safe?

I'm allergic to acethaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, what can I take? The doctor prescribed tramadol but I'm scare to take it is it safe?

Safe, but: There's a low or moderate abuse potential, limited refills, needs Rx, interacts with many other drugs, needs to be tapered to discontinue use. It's kind of rare to have allergy to NSAIDs aspirin and acetaminophen together, many interpret Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) as allergic reaction (true allergic reaction) pls visit an allergist to decipher your reaction and don't deprive your self a chance, ...Read more

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What could have made me suddenly allergic (hives) to ibuprofen and what can I now take for pain, inflammation? Tylenol (acetaminophen) is nearly useless.

What could have made me suddenly allergic (hives) to ibuprofen and what can I now take for pain, inflammation? Tylenol (acetaminophen) is nearly useless.

See allergist: The details of your adverse reaction to the nsaids will help an allergist understand your reaction and make recommendations on what medicines will be safe for you. ...Read more

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I am allergic to ibuprofen can I take pamprin?

I am allergic to ibuprofen can I take pamprin?

Pamprin: Pamprin contains Aspirin and is related to ibuprofen. Therefore I would not take pamprin. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) derivates instead. ...Read more

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I am allergic to ibuprofen, can I take lortab.?

I am allergic to ibuprofen, can I take lortab.?

Lortab not an NSAID: Lortab contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) that is not an NSAID (aspirin like medication) and does not cross react with ibuprofen. However lortabs do contain hydrocodone, a narcotic, that is potentially addicting so should be used with great caution. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen if I'm allergic to paracetamol?

Can I take ibuprofen if I'm allergic to paracetamol?

Yes: Ibuprofen is not in any way related to Paracetamol. So you may safely take Ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What can I take for pain relief if I am allergic to ibuprofen?

What can I take for pain relief if I am allergic to ibuprofen?

Allergic: You must avoid all NSAIDS and Aspirin as well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take and there are prescription pain relievers that your physician can prescribe that aren't related to NSAIDS or aspirin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Different medication: Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drug), and loratidine is an antihistamine. They are not structurally similar, and being allergic to one does not make you more likely to be allergic to the other. ...Read more

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I am allergic to Advil and ibuprofen. What kind of pain kill can I take?

I am allergic to Advil and ibuprofen. What kind of pain kill can I take?

OTC analgesics: Analgesics (medications that treat pain) available over-the-counter include oral&topical meds. Oral ones include NSAIDS like ibuprofen&naproxen, and acetaminophen which is not related to NSAIDS. Allergy to NSAID does not carry over to acetaminophen, unless the acetaminophen product contains an NSAID. Topical agents: menthol, capsaicin. Avoid salicylate if NSAID allergy, unless no salicylate allergy ...Read more

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I'm allergic to ibuprofen I suffer with a bad back what can I take for this?

I'm allergic to ibuprofen I suffer with a bad back what can I take for this?

Acetaminophen: As a minor pain medication, Acetaminophen is approximately equal. However, it has no anti-inflammatory properties. There are many other nsaids (nonsteroidal anti inflammatory) medications and allergic to one does not necessarily mean allergic to all. You should go through your doc for other than acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can I take paracetamol if im allergic to ibuprofen?

Can I take paracetamol if im allergic to ibuprofen?

Probably.: Most people who are allergic to Ibuprofen or related medications can tolerate paracetamol (acetaminophen). However, not every body can. Being allergic to Ibuprofen makes it more likely that you are going to react to other anti-inflammatory medications of the NSAID group, but not necessarily to all. The most likely other medication you may react to would be naproxen. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to aspirin can I take advil (ibuprofen)?

I'm allergic to aspirin can I take advil (ibuprofen)?

ASA Allergy: That is a difficult question to answer. Many people allergic to asa, especially asthma and respiratory or swelling symptoms are also allergic to most of the nsaids (advil, motrin, ibuprofen, naproxen). It would be safest to meet with your allergist to discuss your past reactions and the safety of using. And to consider an oral challenge. ...Read more

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What pain medication can I take if I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen?

What pain medication can I take if I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen?

Opioids: Allergy to nsaids like Aspirin and inbuprofen does limit some options. It does not limit the use of opioids (narcotics) like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. ...Read more

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If im allergic to ibuprofen, asprin, and alieve. Can I take hydrocodone?

If im allergic to ibuprofen, asprin, and alieve. Can I take hydrocodone?

Allergies: The stated medications are completely different than hydrocodone; However, hydrocodone and ibuprofen can be combined into one medication (vicoprofen); if hydrocodone is taken by itself, it should not be a problem, unless there is also an allergy to it ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen while on asacol (mesalamine) hd? I am not allergic to either one.

Can I take ibuprofen while on asacol (mesalamine) hd? I am not allergic to either one.

Yes: No significant interactions have been reported between Asacol hd & ibuprofen. Avoid using another salicylate (aspirin, peptobismol) in place of Ibuprofen (could lead to salicylate toxicity). Do not take antacids, acid blockers like Zantac (ranitidine) family or Prilosec family at same time as Asacol as they may decrease its effectiveness. ...Read more

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If I had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen will the same happen if I take amoxicillin.

If I had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen will the same happen if I take amoxicillin.

No: No, the drugs are completely different and not chemically related, so just because you're allergic to Ibuprofen doesn't mean you will have a reaction to amoxicillin. ...Read more

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I have a friend who very nearly died as result of an allergic reaction to Advil (ibuprofen). He is experiencing extreme headaches right now. What can he take?

I have a friend who very nearly died as result of an allergic reaction to Advil (ibuprofen). He is experiencing extreme headaches right now. What can he take?

Aspirin, acetaminoph: Acetaminophen (Tylenol (acetaminophen) and other brands) or aspirin would be fine. He might be able to tolerate NSAIDs other than ibuprofen, e.g. naproxen, but after such a severe reaction, it's probably best to not take the chance. If any doubt or continuing concern, he should get a physician's advice in person. ...Read more

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I have a bad headache, and I want to take advil (ibuprofen). Could this be an aneurysm? I also have allergic conjunctivitis.

I have a bad headache, and I want to take advil (ibuprofen). Could this be an aneurysm? I also have allergic conjunctivitis.

Yes& not related: It could b an aneurism esp if constant rapid onset & ur sex? Age group. If u fit the profile c ur pcp or get referral to a neurologist. This is not related 2 conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil or Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin or naproxe? Iam allergic from ibuprofen

See PCP re meds?: Advil and Ibuprofen are the same thing so if you have a true allergy to the product then you cannot take an NSAID till cleared by an allergist. Aleve (naproxen) and Naproxen are the same product, they are also nsaids while Aspirin belongs to a different family of drugs and can also be used if deemed appropriate by your pcp. See your pcp to clarify as to what meds you can and cannot take. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to ibuprofen and paracetamol. I have premenstrual cramps and severe migraine. What pain reliever should I take for migraine?

Big Question: Do you get migraines often or are they related to your cycle, without all this hard to say if associated with harmonal changes seek ur ob/gyn, if independent a neurologist or neuromuscular dentist should be able to help. ...Read more

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