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

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 3 year old is having fever as high as 103 with cough. Giving her panadol every 6 hours n just started advil (ibuprofen). Can i give these 2 medicines together?

My 3 year old is having fever as high as 103 with cough. Giving her panadol every 6 hours n just started advil (ibuprofen). Can i give these 2 medicines together?

Medication: Some doctors will prescribe the use ofboth drugs so that you take one or the other over 6 hours, that is, one or the other every three hours for elevated temp. ...Read more

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Got a cough with a cold almost 4 weeks ago.Coughing like nonstop. Taking Zyrtec and Tylenol (acetaminophen) Multi Plus Cold medicines but aren't working.What 2do now?

Got a cough with a cold almost 4 weeks ago.Coughing like nonstop. Taking Zyrtec and Tylenol (acetaminophen) Multi Plus Cold medicines but aren't working.What 2do now?

See doctor: Although some viral infection may cause a lingering cough for a few weeks, if the problem has been present for this long and still not improving, you should consult your doctor to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...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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My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

Have it evaluated: At four a recurrent pattern of cough may be an early indicator of mild asthma. Write down all you recall about this pattern & take it in & review this history with the doc during a visit. A referral for some pulmonary function studies may be needed to sort this out. ...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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more