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Aspirin Acetaminophen Ibuprofen Good Preventing Heart Attacks
What can I take for headaches, if I am allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol, 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
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 with it. ...Read more
Interference: They interfere with each other. If you must take ibuprofen, you should take the Aspirin 1 hour before or at least 4 hours after any Ibuprofen or the Aspirin will not be able to provide the platelet inhibitory ("blood thinning" effect. Ibuprofen does not prevent heart disease and there is data that like other nsaids, it increases it slightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sensitive to aspirin &motrin, in the form of mild hives. no other sym's. can i still take aspirin in event of emergency such as possible heart attack?
FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?
NSAIDS: NSAIDS are associated with such side effects. In your case, you are young and NSAIDs may not cause heart attack or stroke at this stage. People with underlying atherosclerosis and with plaque formation in their arteries are at higher risk. If you can avoid, that is preferable as Routine use of NSAIDS may contribute to gastritis, peptic ulcer, kidney damage etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on what you would take it for. ...Read more
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