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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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Can i take acetaminophen and ibuprofen?

Can i take acetaminophen and ibuprofen?

Yes: But not on a regular basis. And as long as you don't have severe liver or kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can i alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Can i alternate between naproxen and ibuprofen?

Technically yes: The bigger question is why would you want to do it? It serves no purpose and it is better therapeutically to stick with one of them. ...Read more

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Can I take both tylenol (acetaminophen) and anaprox?

Can I take both tylenol (acetaminophen) and anaprox?

12 hours appart: Anaprox is a NSAID also known as naproxen. It can cause severe GI probems and should only be used as directed. Tylenol is acetaminophen, not a nsaid. Both have side effects, like any medication. I would never take them together, and would wait 8 to 12 hours between doses. It also depends why you are taking them. If you have pain that isn't controlled, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Yes: These are different types of medications and do not interact with each other. Motrin is an NSAID which is both anti-inflammatory and for pain and fever. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain and fever reliever. You should discuss your pain medicine regimen with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen with Amoxcillin and fluoxetine?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) preferred: There are no major drug interactions with tylenol (acetaminophen) and amoxicillin and fluoxetine. There is a theoretical risk of bleeding or low sodium with the combination of ibuprofen and fluoxetine. ...Read more

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Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Can you alternate ibuprofen and aleve (naproxen)?

Not advisable: These agents work best by establishing and maintaining a therapeutic blood level. Starting and stopping prevents this effective level. ...Read more

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Can you alternate Aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil?

Can you alternate Aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil?

Aleve (naproxen): And advil are from the same family of drugs and can irritate your stomach if you combine them. Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) with either aleve or advil. ...Read more

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Can you take both paracetamol and ibuprofen by alternating?

Can you take both paracetamol and ibuprofen by alternating?

Yes: You certainly can. In doing so you reduce the risk of side effects of each medication as you are taking a smaller daily dose. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) together for a toothache?

Can you take Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) together for a toothache?

Yes: This combination works quite well. You should check with your physician before starting any medicine, but under normal circumstances, 600 mg advil taken with up to 700 mg tylenol (acetaminophen) 4x per day can be effective for mild or moderate pain. Be sure not to exceed the daily maximum of either one of these medications. 2400 mg of advil and 2800 milligrams of tylenol (acetaminophen) for a 24 hr period is the max. ...Read more

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Can I alternate giving my baby tylenol and acetaminophen?

Can I alternate giving my baby tylenol and acetaminophen?

No: They are the same medication and you should choose one or the other, otherwise you are giving your child double the recommended dose of Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in tylenol). You are likely thinking of alternating Ibuprofen (motrin or advil) and acetaminophen, which is also a controversial topic. Please consult your pediatrician before doing so. ...Read more

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I’m allergic to Motrin and seem to be allergic to Tylenol what Can I take for pain?

I’m allergic to Motrin and seem to be allergic to Tylenol what Can I take for pain?

Unusual: Please tell us what kind of reaction (and how soon after) you have to Motrin and Tylenol to allow us to give you some guidance. ...Read more

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My son has a 102 temp and what is better children's Tylenol or children's motrin?

My son has a 102 temp and what is better children's Tylenol or children's motrin?

Either: Fever - need to treat only if child is uncomfortable. Fever is the body's response to infection. Tylenol can be dosed every 4-6 hours, motrin every 6-8 hours. Both are effective. ...Read more

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What might be the symptoms of withdrawal from motrin/tylenol if there is withdrawal from these meds?

None: I've never heard of a patient experiencing withdrawals from either of those medications. The only thing i can think of might be a recurrence of pain if you have been taking either of them for awhile. ...Read more

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How are motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) different?

How are motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) different?

Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks. ...Read more

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What is harder on your kidneys, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin?

What is harder on your kidneys, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin?

Excellent question: Acute, short term use is fine for either. Chronic daily use for either e.g. 4-6 tabs/day for years can be harmful to the kidneys. Alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin doses on a daily basis is actually more harmful than taking either one exclusively. If you need long term pain relief, discuss safety issues and alternatives with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Yes: These are different types of medications and do not interact with each other. Motrin is an NSAID which is both anti-inflammatory and for pain and fever. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain and fever reliever. You should discuss your pain medicine regimen with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin together?

Yes: Tylenol (generic name: acetaminophen) and Motrin (generic name: ibuprofen) are different drugs, and can be taken together. Just make sure that you don't take more than the recommended dose of either drug, and that you don't take other medications (like cold medicines, or other pain medicines) that have Acetaminophen in them too. Also, avoid nsaids (like motrin) in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

One is an analgesic: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is in the class of analgesics that will help with the pain and reduce your fever. Motrin is an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation and swelling and will secondarily reduce pain to the area. ...Read more

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How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin can my son have who is #115?

How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin can my son have who is #115?

You can choose: If you are giving Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) you can give 15mL every 4 hours and 15mL of Children's Motrin every 6-8 hours. OR you can give an actual adult dose since he is 12 of 1 tablet/capsule of Motrin 200mg every 6 hours or 1 tablet/capsule of Tylenol (acetaminophen) 250mg every 4 hours. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Are motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) multi symptom safe to take together?

Who knows?: Orthodoxy might align Motrin & tylenol (acetaminophen) as compatible classes of molecules. Likely no double blinded placebo controlled study of this matter. Therefore safety unknown. One speculation is to minimize exposure of the body to small pharmaceutical synthetics. Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Motrin both purport to treat pain. Use combinations under direction of a doctor. ...Read more

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What is best to give childrens motrin or childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is best to give childrens motrin or childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both are OK: Both are fine to use in the appropriate doses. Check with your provider for the appropriate dose for your child's age and weight. Make sure there are no allergies to these medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take 500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking motrin 800mg?

Tylenol/Ibuprofen: Yes as long as you dont overdose on them. Maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 4000mg/1day and 2400-3200mg/1 day for Motrin (ibuprofen). Also make sure you take food with Motrin as this can cause GI upset/gastritis. ...Read more

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I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

Any old way.: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. One may take them together or completely independently. Do not exceed dosages stated on the bottle for either medication. ...Read more

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I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) \u0026 motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

I've heard you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) \u0026 motrin when you're sick. How can I take both or rotate them and still be safe?

Typo?: Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used every six hours, as should advil (400mg). If having bad aches or fevers / or both, offset dose times by 3 hours for one med. Ex.: tylenol (acetaminophen) @ 06, 12, 6p, mn and then advil at 09, 3p, 9p, 3a. If that uncomfortable, probably should see your dr. Or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks. ...Read more

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Better for muscle knots - tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin?

Better for muscle knots - tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin?

Motrin: If its pain due to inflammation, i prefer motrin, some people prefer tylenol, (acetaminophen) depends on what you respond to, sometimes one each of both are taken together. ...Read more

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What is teradol is it really a liquid form of motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

Toradol: Is a different NSAID alltogether. It comes in liquid, im, IV and pill form... But it is harsher on your stomach. It works typicall well, but you have to be careful! ...Read more

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Tylenol (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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