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Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Empty stomach & meds: Ibuprofen is known to cause gastritis or stomach upset. Any of the non steroidal anti inflamatory drugs (nsaids) can cause ulcers and should be taken with food. Some people cannot tolerate nsaids at all. ...Read more

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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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I took Advil on an empty stomach and within 15 minutes I felt nauseas, faint, hands went numb, vision was blurry. Is this because of Advil?

I took Advil on an empty stomach and within 15 minutes I felt nauseas, faint, hands went numb, vision was blurry. Is this because of Advil?

? allergy: You may have had an allergic reaction to Advil. Do not take Advil or related drugs. You may use Tylenol for pain relief. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it effective to take ibuprofen for abdominal pain?

Is it effective to take ibuprofen for abdominal pain?

Absolutely not: The major side effect of Ibuprofen is GI irritation (gastritis, ulcers, bleeds). Do not take it for GI issues. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my upper abdomen, gallbladder area. It comes &goes but takes my breath away. Started after taking ibuprofen. Prilosec didn't help?

I have sharp pain in my upper abdomen, gallbladder area. It comes &goes but takes my breath away. Started after taking ibuprofen. Prilosec didn't help?

Possibly an ulcer: Usually ibuprofen-induced gastritis responds to medications like Prilosec. However, if they are more sever, they can turn into ulcers which are more difficult to treat. Remain off of the ibuprofen, continue the Prilosec & try to see a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Severe headache for 1week.Neck&back pain down spine &down back of legs And now abdominal muscle pain No fever 800mg ibuprofen only takes edge off pain?

Severe headache for 1week.Neck&back pain down spine &down back of legs And now abdominal muscle pain No fever 800mg ibuprofen only takes edge off pain?

Be seen: I would be seen immediately. Although there are multiple possibilities, you are describing symptoms of meningitis, which is potentially life threatening. Again, this is not to say you have meningitis, but you should be seen to rule this out. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pain for 2 days now it will only go away with ibuprofen but when the effect is gone it CES back again, the pain is on my lower left?

I have abdominal pain for 2 days now it will only go away with ibuprofen but when the effect is gone it CES back again, the pain is on my lower left?

Many causes: Abdominal pain is quite frequent in young individuals. The most common cause is constipation. Other times pain related to irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) treatment can be helpful. In female left lower quadrant pain can be related to ovarian cyst rupture. See physician if continues. ...Read more

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What'd it be if I have on and off pain in my right side of abdomen? I've been having diarrhea, taken Zantac (ranitidine) & ibuprofen to try to relief, to no avail.

What'd it be if I have on and off pain in my right side of abdomen? I've been having diarrhea, taken Zantac (ranitidine) & ibuprofen to try to relief, to no avail.

Know wat ur treating: There's nothing in your right lower abdomen that ibuprofen or zantac (ranitidine) will affect. Simple diarrhea will cause sharp squeezing pains that come and go and are not affected by movement or pushing on the area cause it comes from increased intestinal peristalsis (squeezing). If diarrhea more than a few days, or fever, chills, or pain is constant, or worse when moving or pushing on your belly, go to ER ...Read more

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I've been taking 1200mg+ of ibuprofen a day for 2 weeks. I am experiencing nausea and abdominal pain. Could it be due to the ibuprofen?

I've been taking 1200mg+ of ibuprofen a day for 2 weeks. I am experiencing nausea and abdominal pain. Could it be due to the ibuprofen?

Certainly!: It must be considered as a likely factor. You should talk to your pcp and try some h-2 blockers such as ranitidine. If you get relief, it is most likely that the Ibuprofen is causative, although what you are taking is 1/2 the fda max dose for arthritis! ...Read more

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Why is 800mg ibuprofen not relieving my lower abdominal pain...only thing that's working is my 10mg ketalorac?

It depends: It depends on the etiology of your discomfort. Ketorolac and Ibuprofen are two very closely related medications called "NSAIDS". Many times, ketorolac works better for pain if it is taking intramuscularly or intravenously. As always, certain people tolerate different medications better than others. On a side note, vicodin can cause you to have adbominal bloating as described above. ...Read more

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How do I ease period cramps in both abdomen and back and nasuea? Ibuprofen sometimes doesn't help me.

How do I ease period cramps in both abdomen and back and nasuea? Ibuprofen sometimes doesn't help me.

Birth Control Pill: If you are having bad menstrual crams, you might consider going on a birth-control pill. This will make your periods shorter, less painful and you will have less nausea. It will also help with acne. A 24/4 pill (24 active pills and 4 days of placebo pills) would be a good choice for you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I broke 3 ribs after fall on sunday. Prescribed codeine, paracetamol & ibuprofen. My abdomen is very swollen now. Is this normal?

I broke 3 ribs after fall on sunday. Prescribed codeine, paracetamol & ibuprofen. My abdomen is very swollen now. Is this normal?

It may be, but...: Broken ribs are very painful, and the medication you were Rx'd are common for the treatment. A fall that causes 3 fractured ribs was a serious fall though, so there is always the chance you sustained some other internal injuries. If the swelling is located over the rib fractures that is most likely normal...If the swelling is unrelated to the general area of fractures, then see a Doctor. ...Read more

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