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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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If im taking 1200 mg ibuprofen, 0, 5 colchicine, 1 aspirin cardio every day its ok if I take micronized creatine for the gym? Thank you

If im taking 1200 mg ibuprofen, 0, 5 colchicine, 1 aspirin cardio every day its ok if I take micronized creatine for the gym? Thank you

Don't know re Romani: I don't know about safety & quality control issues in romania but check out 2 recent news articles: http://goo. Gl/bbmdcw (usa today) & http://goo. Gl/uilodl (fda via nbc) re lack of oversight & contamination. Then check out interactions checker re http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=243-0, 728-0, 2550-0, 1310-2584. Aspirin & Ibuprofen not safest combination. Go see your doc w/questio. ...Read more

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How long does it take viral pericarditis w/ pericardial effusion to go away. I'm taking. 6 mg colchicine 1 daily and 200 mg ibuprofen 3x day?

How long does it take viral pericarditis w/ pericardial effusion to go away. I'm taking. 6 mg colchicine 1 daily and 200 mg ibuprofen 3x day?

Pericarditis: There is no firm time frame for resolution of this diagnosis. Most however will be significantly improved by a four to six week period. Some cases take longer and recurrence is not rare. ...Read more

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For gout, can one take Colchicine and Ibuprofen 400 together or is it one or the other? Thank you.

For gout, can one take Colchicine and Ibuprofen 400 together or is it one or the other? Thank you.

Recommend: You can take both medicine together, because one of two mostly for the painful inflammation (ibuprofen), another for treatment metabolic problems causing the gout. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to take colchicine and ibuprofen at the same time for gout?

Is it safe to take colchicine and ibuprofen at the same time for gout?

Yes it is safe: If you have valid prescriptions and are under the management of a physician, yes you can take both medications for gout as there are no contraindications. Just watch out for the side effects of both drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will colchicine alone take care of a small pericardial effusion my doctor said I don't need ibuprofen but last time I have effusion I took both??

Will colchicine alone take care of a small pericardial effusion my doctor said I don't need ibuprofen but last time I have effusion I took both??

Effusion: Not every small effusion needs treatment. There isn't enough information here to advise you. Discuss your situation with your doc and get specific answers to your questions. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen, colchicine, miralax (polyethylene glycol) and prilosec together. If not how long do I separate?

Can I take ibuprofen, colchicine, miralax (polyethylene glycol) and prilosec together. If not how long do I separate?

Prilosec should: Always be taken first in the day, 30 minutes before the first meal and preferably by itself. You may take the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) anytime, but Ibuprofen and colchicine are hard on the stomach (read: makes heartburn worse) and should be taken after meals. I would say 30 minutes after a meal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I take colchicine and ibuprofen (for pericardial effusion) with my regular meds, which are Zantac daily and occasional Valtrex (valacyclovir) for fever blisters?

Can I take colchicine and ibuprofen (for pericardial effusion) with my regular meds, which are Zantac daily and occasional Valtrex (valacyclovir) for fever blisters?

Drug interactions: The only problen I see is that you are on zantac (ranitidine) presumably for gastritis/gerd. Ibuprophen can certainly worsen these symptoms. Make sure you use ibuprophen on a full stomach and avoid any alcohol. If you have any abdominal pain, stop the ibuprophen immediately. ...Read more

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I have been taking ibuprofen and colchicine for 2wks & now my AST is elevated to 49. All other hepatic test normal, but I am having right sided pain?

I have been taking ibuprofen and colchicine for 2wks & now my AST is elevated to 49. All other hepatic test normal, but I am having right sided pain?

Ibuprofen: Iboprofen can and often does do this. If you're taking this combination for gout, perhaps some other medical approach can be more helpful long-run. Probenecid is old-fashioned but worth considering. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause metallic taste in mouth. Is it dangerous. I just started taking colchicine today but stopped ibuprofen.

Can ibuprofen cause metallic taste in mouth. Is it dangerous. I just started taking colchicine today but stopped ibuprofen.

Metallic taste: Most probably from blood in your mouth. Massive amounts of ibuprofen can cause bleeding along the GI tract. But could also be from gum disease, GERD, untreated oral lesion, and many other causes. See Dentist for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why does mild pericarditis cause increased heart rate (86-98) at rest and breathlessness? I am taking ibuprofen and colchicine?

Why does mild pericarditis cause increased heart rate (86-98) at rest and breathlessness? I am taking ibuprofen and colchicine?

Simply put: The heart is inflamed, and usually a small amount of fluid around the heart. The heart has to work. Bit harder to push the same amount of blood throughout your body. To do this task it beats a bit faster. ...Read more

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Taking 600mg ibuprofen 3x day and colchicine for pericarditis & beta blocker for tachicardia. How dangerous are nsaids as far as liver/kidney damage?

Taking 600mg ibuprofen 3x day and colchicine for pericarditis & beta blocker for tachicardia. How dangerous are nsaids as far as liver/kidney damage?

See below: All medications are potentially dangerous. You only take them considering risks and benefits. Nsaid's are known to cause kidney and liver problems and their effect should be monitored. If your medical problem requires the therapy with no other good options, you take the medication. ...Read more

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Been treated for pericarditis for 13 days w/. 6 mg colchicine & 300 mg ibuprofen 3x day but I am still having back pain & left arm pain. More time?

Been treated for pericarditis for 13 days w/. 6 mg colchicine & 300 mg ibuprofen 3x day but I am still having back pain & left arm pain. More time?

Pericarditis: There is no firm time frame for resolution of this diagnosis. Most however will be significantly improved by a four to six week period. Some cases take longer and recurrence is not rare. ...Read more

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For 5 yrs I have been taken ibuprofen, prednisone, colchicine etc for pericarditis. There is no more effusion, echo&ekg r now normal but symptoms relapses?

For 5 yrs I have been taken ibuprofen, prednisone, colchicine etc for pericarditis. There is no more effusion, echo&ekg r now normal but symptoms relapses?

Pericarditis: Discuss with your doctor. Pericarditis can be relapsing and problematic. We need to seek to find an underlying inflammatory process if it is happening. ...Read more

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Can I take colchinice together with ibuprofen for my gout pain?

Can I take colchinice together with ibuprofen for my gout pain?

Yes: Yes, that is fine. Just be sure to take the Ibuprofen with food to protect your GI tract. ...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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I'm going an a cruise with my lady; Can I take a drink or two while taking colchicine.

No: Not sure why you are taking colchicine. If it is for gout, I would avoid any form of alcohol as it can precipitate acute gout. ...Read more

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How soon can you take Diclofenac after taking Advil Cold & Sinus?

6-8 Hours: 6-8 Hours will be safe, Due to the Ibuprofen component needing to wear off. ...Read more

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I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

Lithium interactions: I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? ANS: lithium is a tricky drug and you should review any other meds with your team before taking them. Many cold meds may interact. But probably not for short term. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) bad for you of you take it everyday?

Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) bad for you of you take it everyday?

Almost certainly yes: Advil (ibuprofen) is an anti-inflammatory with certain side effects including heart burn, gastritis and ulcer if you take it long term. Also buildup of cardiovascular disease has also been a concern with all anti-inflammatory medicines taken long term. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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Colchicine (Definition)

Colchicine is used to treat several inflammatory conditions. It is known best as a treatment for acute gout and prophylaxis for gout attacks. It is also used to treat less common conditions such as familial mediterranean fever, skin ...Read more


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Advil (Definition)

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