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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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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.

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

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Can I take 1 Advil (ibuprofen 200mg) and 2 alka seltzer plus (acetaminophen 325mg each) together?

Can I take 1 Advil (ibuprofen 200mg) and 2 alka seltzer plus (acetaminophen 325mg each) together?

Not recommended: Because Ibuprofen decreases effects of alka-seltzer, increase potassium levels in the blood and alka-seltzer will increase the level or effect of ibuprofen.
Not recommended!
see a pcp for more information. ...Read more

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Is it safe, and more effective, to take OTC ibuprofen + acetaminophen together for suppressing pain of a recent injury? What dosage would be safe?

Is it safe, and more effective, to take OTC ibuprofen + acetaminophen together for suppressing pain of a recent injury? What dosage would be safe?

Safe to combine but: It is safe to combine but often it is unneccsary. You can take 400to600mgm of ibuprophen every six hours if you do not have allergy to it or Aspirin and no history of stomach ulcer.You can start with 400 mgm and if does not help increase to 600 mgm. If that does not give you relief for short time you can add acetamino 650 mgm to 1000 mgm every 4 o 6 hours
need prescription pain meds if pain too bad. ...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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If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? If so, how much, and should I space them apart?

If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? If so, how much, and should I space them apart?

Can combine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is commonly combined with Ibuprofen. You can take 500 mg four times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can take Ibuprofen three times a day. Spacing them apart could help with the pain, but can take them at same time. ...Read more

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Can I take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?

Can I take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?

Yes: You can take them together, however u may get more benefit alternating them - for example 4-6 hrs separation. However do not take more than 4000mg of Acetaminophen in any 24hr period. You can do this for a couple of days - any longer pls see a doc. ...Read more

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Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

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

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Should I take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for menstrual pain?

Should I take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for menstrual pain?

Depends on you: Whichever works better for you. Many women prefer Ibuprofen for menstrual pains, so would recommend you start with that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen with 325 mg of acetaminophen?

Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen with 325 mg of acetaminophen?

Yes, but: Don't take 600 mg Ibuprofen on a regular basis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen on the same day should be ok though once in a while if there is no history of liver, kidney, or ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Can you take 1 ibuprofen 600mg 4-5 hours after taking 2 extra strength tylenols (acetaminophen) that are not working well?

Yes: 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

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Can OTC acetaminophen and ibuprofen ever be taken together for pain relief? If so, how much of each med & at what intervals?

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

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Can I take ibuprofen 600mg and acetaminophen hydrocodone 325mg at the same time?

Can I take ibuprofen 600mg and acetaminophen hydrocodone 325mg at the same time?

Ibuprofen + Tylenol (acetaminophen): Take Ibuprofen 600 milligrams every 8 hours and alternate with Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg. You may alternate the two medications for moderate to severe pain by taking ibuprofen, then taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) three hours later. Keep that rotation going as needed. ...Read more

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Do you know the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen to take?

Do you know the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen to take?

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

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What is the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen a person can take?

What is the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen a person can take?

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

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Is it possible for me to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen with cough or cold medicines?

Yes: Yes as long as the cough or cold medicine does not contain Acetaminophen or ibuprophen. Check the labels and if in doubt ask your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has 104, 03 of fever. I gave her ibuprofen and acetaminophen but it doesn't drop. Should I take her to the emergency room?

My daughter has 104, 03 of fever. I gave her ibuprofen and acetaminophen but it doesn't drop. Should I take her to the emergency room?

Wait a few minutes: If you are sure you are giving an appropriate dose based on her weight, (not age) of the two different meds, and you have waited a full 45-60 minutes and the temperature does not go below 103 after the med, then you may want to consider it. While 104 is quite high, it's not deadly, but does need evaluation within 24 hours. I would recommend you see her regular doctor tomorrow - and lots of fluid. ...Read more

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Is it True that you can't take Ibuprofen while on Zoloft (sertraline)? I only take it when I have a cold. Can I take it? I don't have acetaminophen. Any dangers?

Is it True that you can't take Ibuprofen while on Zoloft (sertraline)? I only take it when I have a cold. Can I take it? I don't have acetaminophen. Any dangers?

Possible interaction: Although there is a possible interaction that doesn't necessarily mean they can't be used together. 'Using sertraline together with ibuprofen may increase the risk of bleeding. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly or have kidney or liver disease.' (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1310-0, 2057-1348) ...Read more

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Is it okay to take acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen while on 1000 mg of keppra (levetiracetam) daily for the past several years? 65 year old female

According: According to drugs. Com, there are no interactions reported between Ibuprofen and Keppra (levetiracetam) or Acetaminophen and keppra (levetiracetam). If you have any additional questions or concerns about the safety of these medications, call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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It bad for me to take ibuprofen with acetaminophen and codeine?

It's okay: But if you're taking them for any length of time (let's say >1 week), you should have a blood sample drawn to monitor your kidney function as there is sometimes adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Is it better to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for a swollen/puffy eyelid?

Neither: At your age the most likely diagnosis is a stye in evolution. You can apply heat frequently to treat this. Aceaminophen is just for pain and will have little effect on the lids. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory but not useful for lid swelling. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take medicine on an empty stomach? Medicine such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

Is it ok to take medicine on an empty stomach? Medicine such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

Yes/No: Some should and others shouldn't. Refer to the prescription or ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What's better to take for a throat ache, acetaminophen or ibuprofen or nyquil?

What's better to take for a throat ache, acetaminophen or ibuprofen or nyquil?

Whatever works: For a sore throat, there is no controlled study that I know of that answers the question of relief of pain for a sore throat. Inasmuch as the most common cause of sore throat is viral, you should drink a lot of fluids and take the pain medicine that gives you the best relief. Except for Acetaminophen (tylenol) the other meds are known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are similar. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine with tamiflu (oseltamivir)? I feel nauseous. I've also been taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

Can I take promethazine with tamiflu (oseltamivir)? I feel nauseous. I've also been taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

Promethazine Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Yes, it may take both together as there are no drug drug interactions or contraindications between them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have another infection on my tonsils, is it ok for me to take ibuprofen, for pain, and acetaminophen, for fever, at the same time?

I have another infection on my tonsils, is it ok for me to take ibuprofen, for pain, and acetaminophen, for fever, at the same time?

Yes, but not needed: Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen are both capable of relieving pain and reducing fever. So there is no need to use them together right from the start. It is generally safe to combine these two drugs, but usually unnecessary. Consider using medicated lozenges to relieve your sore throat. ...Read more

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Am I okay to take two regular strength ibuprofen, one extra strength acetaminophen and one 10mg cyclobenzaprine? For a dislocated jaw pain?

Yes: It's very common to combine medication. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen work very well together. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a good muscle relaxer and you won't have trouble taking theem all together. Hope your jaw heals fast! ...Read more

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Ibuprofen gives me an allergic reaction sending me to emergency, acetaminophen makes my asthma act up...What can I safely take for pain relief?  

Ibuprofen gives me an allergic reaction sending me to emergency, acetaminophen makes my asthma act up...What can I safely take for pain relief?  

See an allergist: There are different types of allergic reactions to pain medications such as ibuprofen. One type of reaction causes an asthma attack and severe congestion. Another type triggers hives, especially if you have a history of chronic hives. Finally, you might have a specific allergy only to ibuprofen. An allergist can help you sort through the different types of reactions to see what options you have. ...Read more

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Allergic to aspirin acetaminophen and ibuprofen? Running a fever. What can I take?

Allergic to aspirin acetaminophen and ibuprofen? Running a fever. What can I take?

Describe reactions?: It is unusual to have "allergy" to these 3 drugs together although one can be intolerant to asa and ibuprofen. You may try trilisate (choline magnesium salicylate) but a better bet would be for you to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetaminophen and ibuprofen at the same time to combat period cramps?

Yes: Nsaids (ibuprofen, advil etc) are felt to be more effective since they inhibit the production of the chemical that makes the uterus cramp. If you have pain that is not controlled by an NSAID at the recommended dose you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) also (at recommended dose). If your pain is not controlled with this, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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