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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 take 20 mg lexapro daily. I have a head cold. Can I take advil. Tylenol doesn't seem to help?

I take 20 mg lexapro daily. I have a head cold. Can I take advil. Tylenol doesn't seem to help?

Med interactions.: Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker, there is moderate potential for a drug interaction when escitalopram & ibuprofen are mixed. There is ^ bleeding risk BUT this is more likely if there is renal/ hepatic disease or you are elderly. Many people take this medication combination with no problems. Hope you feel better soon. ...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 take ibuprofen with 20mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I take ibuprofen with 20mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes, you can: Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...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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Can I take 800 mg of ibuprofen for menstrual cramps while on lexapro?

Can I take 800 mg of ibuprofen for menstrual cramps while on lexapro?

Ibuprofen/Lexapro: There is no contraindication from taking both together, given that you do no have other medical concerns (gastric ulcer, etc). If your cramps are debilitating, you might consider asking your gyn provider about low dose oral bc, which can control the hormonal components of your menstrual cycle, and significantly diminish cramping. ...Read more

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I'm on 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram) and I hurt my ankle today. Can I take ibuprofen to help with swelling and pain. I donated a kidney over a year ago also.

I'm on 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram) and I hurt my ankle today. Can I take ibuprofen to help with swelling and pain. I donated a kidney over a year ago also.

Lexapro (escitalopram): I commend you for your kindness to donate the kidney!
Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with ibuprofen may increase the risk of bleeding. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly, have kidney or liver disease.
Put the ice on your ankle and have a family member take you to see Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, discuss Lexapro (escitalopram) benefits and side effects; Therapy ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen with lyrica, (pregabalin)lexapro, zyprexa, seroquel, ativan and prozac? I will take ibuprofen at different time

Can I take ibuprofen with lyrica, (pregabalin)lexapro, zyprexa, seroquel, ativan and prozac? I will take ibuprofen at different time

Yes, you can: Lyrica, (pregabalin) lexapro, zyprexa, seroquel, ativan and prozac do not interact with ibuprofen in a negative way. However, always speak with your physician or psychiatrist before taking any medication. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg and ibuprofen 800 mg be taken together? I read that they couldn't because of increase bleeding

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg and ibuprofen 800 mg be taken together? I read that they couldn't because of increase bleeding

Yes: You can safely take Lexapro (escitalopram) and Ibuprofen safely under a physicians guidance. The platelet inhibiting quality of Ibuprofen is different and much less potent than aspirin. ...Read more

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If I took one Advil 200mg capsule can I also take DayQuil?

If I took one Advil 200mg capsule can I also take DayQuil?

Yes: You can, and watch for different dayquil (s), at any rate none interacts with advil ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 3 advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: That is an acceptable dose to take at one time. Try to make sure you take it with food to minimize GI irritation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take expired advil (ibuprofen)? (03/12)

Expired med: If expiration is 3/12 (end of march 2012) is just a few days experied. Won't be a problem. ...Read more

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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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Can you take Advil with Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg?

Can you take Advil with Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg?

Possible interaction: See : http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1310-782, 1800-1156 ...Read more

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Can I take Advil pm with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Yes: Per interactions checking, no significant dangerous interactions are reported. However, Ibuprofen and biaxin (clarithromycin) can both cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and Advil together?

Yes: In my practice I have many patients taking Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep who also take some form of anti-inflammatory medicine for arthritis or other joint pain, and do well. Please discuss this in detail with your treating physician for specific answers to your situation. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil and celebrex (celecoxib) together?

Can I take Advil and celebrex (celecoxib) together?

Advil (ibuprofen): Both are nsaids. So there is an increase chance of side effects, primarily gi. Although I do have patients who take Celebrex (celecoxib) daily for arthritis and use Ibuprofen sparingly for headaches. ...Read more

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