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Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What can women take instead of ibuprofen or advil?

What can women take instead of ibuprofen or advil?

Acetaminophen: For minor pain relief, Acetaminophen is comparable. However it is not to be used if there is liver disease. It is not an anti-inflammatory as is ibuprofen, but is about equal as a pain reliever. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 16 year old female and I take Advil (ibuprofen) about once daily and have for years. Lately I get light chest pain when I take it. Is this connected?

Hi I'm a 16 year old female and I take Advil (ibuprofen) about once daily and have for years. Lately I get light chest pain when I take it. Is this connected?

Possibly: If you can relate your chest pain to the timing of your ibuprofen, it is likely swallowing tube irritation/reflux. This is relatively common in teens whose eating habits are irregular and often include caffeine/chocolate and spicy foods. It is not heart related, but it would be worth reviewing the issue with your doc. A few changes in lifestyle/ diet/etc. will usually end this problem. ...Read more

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I had 1 alleve at noon. Second is supposed to be 8 pm. Can I take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) now? 200 mg : Back pain. I'm 36 yo female. Good health normal blood pressure

I had 1 alleve at noon. Second is supposed to be 8 pm. Can I take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) now? 200 mg :  
Back pain. I'm 36 yo female. Good health normal blood pressure

Better to take a 3rd: It is better not to mix these drugs which are called NSAIDs - non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If necessary if your health allows you can take a 3rd alive. You need to discuss this with your physicians to be certain ti is OK with your total health picture. ...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. ...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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