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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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