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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 you take Advil with 5mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take Advil with 5mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

A drug interaction: Checker shows that combining advil and Lexapro (escitalopram) can ^ bleeding risk. This is a relative contraindication. I would discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a day and I can not sleep to save my life. I'm so tired I can't stand it. Is it safe for me to take 2 Advil pm?

I'm on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a day and I can not sleep to save my life. I'm so tired I can't stand it. Is it safe for me to take 2 Advil pm?

No interaction: It would be unlikely for these medications to interact with one another if taken in recommended doses. Since some people find that the diphenhydramine makes them feel groggy in the morning, melatonin may be another option to consider as a sleep aid. ...Read more

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Can i take advil cold and sinus with klonopin and lexapro (escitalopram)? What sinues medicine can i take can i get a list please? Can i also take ibuphrone with them?

Can i take advil cold and sinus with klonopin and lexapro (escitalopram)? What sinues medicine can i take can i get a list please? Can i also take ibuphrone with them?

Talk w/ Dr/druggist: The Advil IS ibuprofen. It's rare, but it can lead to bleeding w/ lexapro (escitalopram) in some folk. Watch for signs and call Dr immediately. It can also cause dizziness and fainting, so be careful and try to have someone near.The 1st two can also do that but if you've been ok so far - that's a good sign - just be careful. Ask your Dr for that list - for you overall case. ...Read more

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Have a double ear infection, take 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) daily, is it ok to take Advil short term while sick?

Have a double ear infection, take 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) daily, is it ok to take Advil short term while sick?

With monitoring: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Advil need to be monitored when taken together as each increases the toxicity of the other due to added drug effects. It is typically recommended that you do not take them together due to increased risk of upper GI bleeding. I would suggest that you seek medical consultation prior to taking both given your IBS and blood pressure issues, as well as other medications that you are taking. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen with 5mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I take ibuprofen with 5mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: There should be no problem taking those two medications together. ...Read more

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Can I I take 400mg ibuprofen and a moderate amount of alcohol while on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I I take 400mg ibuprofen and a moderate amount of alcohol while on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Not wise: Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol are not a good mix and it's also risky w/ Advil - You can expect to be dizzy, drowsy, generally feel bad, weak and confused. There are some risks of internal bleeding w/ the combo pills. Find other choices - discuss w/ Dr and/or druggist honestly and intelligently. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of ibuprofen that is considered safe? I have been given 600mg tabs by the doc but not sure if i can take 2. On Lexapro (escitalopram) too...

What is the maximum dose of ibuprofen that is considered safe? I have been given 600mg tabs by the doc but not sure if i can take 2. On Lexapro (escitalopram) too...

FDA says 3,200mg/d: Of course, i can't vouch for australia where you live, so you really need to ask someone local to you. But in general, you can get good info at www.Drugs.Com (free) or www.Epocrates.Com (free w/registration or pay for extras). Other considerations are your stomach & kidneys. Despite fda max dose, some w/sensitive stomach eg ulcers or chronic kidney disease can't tolerate higher doses. ...Read more

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