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Can I Alternate Acetaminophen And Ibuprofen
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
My 4 yr old child has been having a very high fever. I would like to alternate acetaminophen and ibuprofen. How far apart should they be taken?
Busy work: When a kids fever is not responding to either Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen separately it is unlikely to do so if you alternate them. It does give you something to do, but I don't advise the pattern & I never wake a kid for either med. Concentrate of fluid needs & make the dpc aware of the illness. More kids are hospitalized for dehydration than fever. ...Read more
Yes: Assuming recommended doses, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Neither one.: Acetaminophen is not good for a hangover b/c it can be toxic in high doses to the liver which may already be impaired after metabolizing alcohol. Ibuprofen is less injurious to the liver but increases the risk of GI bleeding which goes up after drinking alcohol. The best treatment would be to rest & drink plenty of fluids including water and electrolyte sport drinks. ...Read more
It should be safe.: Ibuprofen and acetaminophen have very little interaction with each other. If you are taking them for pain relief after surgery or an injury, it may be more effective to alternate them 3 hours apart. However, ibuprofen should be taken with caution if you have kidney issues. The same goes for acetaminophen if you have any liver problems. ...Read more
It depends: Both can help. It depends which one works best for you. There is no one answer. ...Read more
Can you take 1 ibuprofen 600mg 4-5 hours after taking 2 extra strength tylenols (acetaminophen) that are not working well?
But don't do this on a regular basis.
Normally, it's recommended that you take 4 tabs of Ibuprofen 600 mg a day and 4-6 tablets of tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg a day.
So if you combine both, i'd suggest 2 each of the tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen per day on alternating doses.
Don't drink alcohol with it.
Drink lots of liquids.
If you develop stomach upset, nausea, vomiting or fever, go see yourdr
take care! ...Read more
Can OTC acetaminophen and ibuprofen ever be taken together for pain relief? If so, how much of each med & at what intervals?
Different pathways: These can be taken together and do not cross react. The proper dose of each depends upon your body mass and the strength of the pain which you are attempting to relieve. Best to start low and gradually increase the dose each day until relief is at hand. Most do best by taking the proper dose twice per day. ...Read more
Is it ok to take these two medicines together? It's Coricidin and ibuprofen? The Coricidin has acetaminophen in it so I wasn't sure if it was ok to take with anything else.
It: It should be ok to combine these medications for a short period of time if you are not allergic to any of the components and if you do not have liver or kidney disease. Check the package insert for further guidance or call your physician. ...Read more
Don't self medicate: As stated before taking anything have yourself evaluated by a physician. Don't take a short cut. ...Read more
Factors: Assuming you have no allergies to these drugs, it depends upon your weight, general health, some medical conditions, whether or not you are pregnant (for women) and other medications that you are taking, not to mention individual variances from person to person. ...Read more
Follow directions: Usually 4000 mg per day of Acetaminophen and 1600 mg per day of Ibuprofen are safe. All medications have side effects and risks so please follow the directions on the bottle carefully. Contact your primary physician about the safety of these products if you have liver, kidney, or stomach ailments. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): High doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect your liver harmfully. You should be careful not to exceed the recommended dose with out a physicians care. He/she should know what other medications you are on and what medical conditions you have and are taking the medications for. ...Read more
See below: The biggest effect of taking large doses of Acetaminophen is liver damage, which can occur with taking large doses all at once or with taking large doses over an extended period of time. Regarding ibuprofen, the greatest risk is to the GI tract, which can result in ulcers and GI bleeding. Ibuprofen also can affect the kidneys. ...Read more
If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? If so, how much, and should I space them apart?
Can I take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?
Effects of high uses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen, 6000mg and 4800mg a day respectively. Going on for 19 days now.?
Liver failure: Kidney failure, GI ulcers and bleeding. You are taking way too much medication. Please stop all medications and see your doctor right away. This is a dangerous example of self-medication. If you are having severe pain, he can help evaluate the cause and prescribe something more appropriate. ...Read more
You can - but why?: Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection. The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc., . ...Read more
Is it safe to take 800 mg of ibuprofen, 50 mg of hydroxyzine, and 1, 000 of acetaminophen in the same day?
Yes: Yes just don't take this multiple times per day. ...Read more
Does loratadine interact with ibuprofen or acetaminophen? Also, is it ok for an adult to alternate ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain?
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