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Allergic To Ibuprofen What Can I Take
What can I take for headaches, if I am allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) acetominophen and penicilin?
Headaches: Go see a doctor for an evaluation. You may need a prescription. ...Read more
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
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
What could have made me suddenly allergic (hives) to ibuprofen and what can I now take for pain, inflammation? Tylenol (acetaminophen) is nearly useless.
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
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
Yes you can...: Better with food in stomach....Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Or acetominophen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Best to: Ask your pharmacist or better yet, don't do it. ...Read more
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
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
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
I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??
Yes: They are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a bad headache, and I want to take advil (ibuprofen). Could this be an aneurysm? I also have allergic conjunctivitis.
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
Can I take my 800mg ibuprofen for my chronic migraines? I'm currently taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to flagyl?
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