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I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

Head pain: Yes, as long as you do not have a contraindication to ibuprofen, such as an ulcer or kidney failure. If the pain you feel is sinus pain, you may need a saline nasal spray to loosen up the mucus so that it can drain. Nasocort will help also. ...Read more

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 i take sudafed and penicillin together?

Can i take sudafed and penicillin together?

Should be safe: Those two medications don't tend to interact. As long as you don't have a sensitivity or allergy to either medication. ...Read more

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My mom makes me take sudafed. I know ibuprofen is bad for you - is sudafed bad for you?

My mom makes me take sudafed. I know ibuprofen is bad for you - is sudafed bad for you?

Short duration: if you do not have a cardiovascular or cardiac rhythm issue, a few days of sudafed is likely ok. However there is a higher risk for stroke among people taking sudafed on a regular basis. Topical decongestion nasal spray is far more effective for a cold and nasal steroid spray is far more effective for nasal congestion. Sudafed is my last choice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to simultaneously take penicillin, ibuprofen and vicodin?

Is it safe to simultaneously take penicillin, ibuprofen and vicodin?

Under doctor's care: It is safe for most people to take these drugs together if under a doctor's care. Only a doctor can determine is this is safe based upon your past health history and current medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take sudafed, benedryl and ibuprofen together?

Is it possible for me to take sudafed, benedryl and ibuprofen together?

Possible with cautio: Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Ibuprofen are all otc, labels should be read carefully and care not to exceed recommended doses, they don't interact but use caution with multiple drugs. ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed ..the pseudoephedrine version and Advil (ibuprofen) pm together?

Can you take sudafed ..the pseudoephedrine version and Advil (ibuprofen) pm together?

Sudafed and Advil (ibuprofen): Plain Advil and Sudafed can be taken together as long as you do not have any history of serious side effects to either agent. Take for a short period of time, 7-10 days. Advil also has a preparation for congestion. Advil Congestion contains Ibuprofen and Phenylephrine. Phenylephrine is not to be take with Sudafed. Make sure it is regular Advil (Ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) or sudafed sinus while I am on Zithromax???

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) or sudafed sinus while I am on Zithromax???

Yes: This should not be a problem, but it is always advisable to check for interactions with your friendly pharmacist who has a computer program which is updated continuously. ...Read more

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Just got prescriptions for penicillin 500mg and tramadol HCl 50mg can I take ibuprofen also for swelling and how much?

Just got prescriptions for penicillin 500mg and tramadol HCl 50mg can I take ibuprofen also for swelling and how much?

No problem: There is no significant interaction between the three. As long as you don't have any renal issues or allergy, Ibuprofen up to 800 mg three times a day for short periods is acceptable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Yes: safe, good that you asked, read the labels carefully, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Hello. I was prescribed today penicillin 500mg .and tramadol hcl 50mg.but my face is swollen extreme. Pain .,tramadol is for pain but im still in pain.. can i take ibuprofen. And can i put some maxium strength. Anbelsol?

Hello. I was prescribed today penicillin 500mg .and tramadol hcl 50mg.but my face is swollen extreme. Pain .,tramadol is for pain but im still in pain.. can i take ibuprofen. And can i put some maxium strength. Anbelsol?

Regular ibuprofen OK: As directed, regular (NOT PM) has no reported interaction problems, but inform your Dr or dentist too - just to be sure about you in particular. Anbesol as directed should also be fine. I hope you feel better real soon! ...Read more

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Hi. I have a sinus infection. I took 400mg Advil (ibuprofen) and a sudafed 5.5 hours ago and now want to go to sleep. Can I take NyQuil now?

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I have a sinus infection. I took 400mg Advil (ibuprofen) and a sudafed 5.5 hours ago and now want to go to sleep. Can I take NyQuil now?

Sudafed: IS A STIMULANT and should not be taken before sleep!! NYQUIL has phenylephrine which is in the SAME family as sudafed (but is less stimulating thus may be used at hour of sleep) The TWO ARE ADDITIVE thus I would wait for 8 hours between doses!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Taking tamiflu , ibuprofen 800mg, can I take a Sudafed PE for nasal congestion?

Taking tamiflu , ibuprofen 800mg, can I take a Sudafed PE for nasal congestion?

800mg is a big dose: If a person was taking Tamiflu for the flu, and had no problems with the Tamiflu, and in the past had no problems taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or cold medications like Sudafed PE, then she should be able to take the 3 medications on the same day and still have no medication issues, because the medications should not interact with one another. However, 400mg (or 600mg) ibuprofen may work fine. ...Read more

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I took a Sudafed (ibuprofen 200mg) for a cold but now I think my period is starting, can I take my usual Naproxen 220mg or is that too much nsaids?

I took a Sudafed (ibuprofen 200mg) for a cold but now I think my period is starting, can I take my usual Naproxen 220mg or is that too much nsaids?

It is ok: Wait a couple hours before taking the Naproxen and take it with food. This is relatively minimal increase in dosage. Assuming you tolerate the Naproxen, it is ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen with penicillin for an ear infection?

Yes: You can take Ibuprofen and penicillin antibiotics at the same time. Penicillin is not the best antibiotic for an ear infection. Amoxicillin, augmentin, ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin etc. Would be better. ...Read more

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Can u take claritin, (loratadine) sudafed, steroid, ibuprofen, soma, tramadol, & benzonate together?

Can u take claritin, (loratadine) sudafed, steroid, ibuprofen, soma, tramadol, & benzonate together?

Yes.: But, several of those are sedating and you should not be driving, operating machinery or doing anything else that requires coordination and dexterity. ...Read more

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I'm on penicillin at 600mg 4x daily and only on 600mg Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs for pain. Is vodka okay to help with the pain?

I'm on penicillin at 600mg 4x daily and only on 600mg Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs for pain. Is vodka okay to help with the pain?

Not OK: Alcohol is a poor pain medication. The amount required to signifcantly reduce severe pain usually is higher than desirable, and repeatedly using alcohol this way markedly raises the risk of alcohol addiction. If you have sufficient pain to ask this question, you need to contact your doctor for professional advice and perhaps another prescription for pain control. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had strep since fri, taking penicillin. Sudafed today. Right gland still swollen. Do i return to dr or work? Anything else I should do?

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Had strep since fri, taking penicillin. Sudafed today.  Right gland still swollen.  Do i return to dr or work?  Anything else I should do?

Safe to return: You are more than 24 hours out from starting antibiotics, so you should be safe to return to work. Finish out your course of antibiotics; contrary to popular belief, there is actually little symptomatic improvement from using antibiotics, and duration is shortened only by about 16 hours compared with no antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does hyrdocodone ibuprofen and penicillin affect my birthcontrol ?

Does hyrdocodone ibuprofen and penicillin affect my birthcontrol ?

Nope: This should not have an impact on your birth control, unless you are taking pills and forget them! :) ...Read more

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I was supposed to fast for a blood test, will drinking water and taking ibuprofen 800mg and penicillin 500 mg affect the teat?

What test?: It depends on the test being done. It would be better to not take ibuprofen, do take water and penicillin, especially if you have an active infection or are taking penicillin as a prophylactic. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for over a month and have a swollen but not sore left tonsil. Penicillin and ibuprofen haven't made the swelling go down. What is it?

I've had a cough for over a month and have a swollen but not sore left tonsil. Penicillin and ibuprofen haven't made the swelling go down. What is it?

See ENT doctor: The swollen tonsil and the cough may be independent and unrelated. But at age 22, the cough should have resolved within a month. Are you a smoker? A unilateral (left side only) swelling of a tonsil rarely could be serious. See an ENT doctor for appropriate diagnosis of the tonsil. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and am on penicillin. I'm taking Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg for pain and inflammation but am still in a lot of pain. What more can I do?

I have strep throat and am on penicillin. I'm taking Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg for pain and inflammation but am still in a lot of pain. What more can I do?

Gargle: Warm salt water gargle really help w/ the pain. The saltiness matches the natural body fluid condition and is really soothing. Alternatively, some find that organic apple cider vinegar w/ or w/out a pinch to baking soda (fizzy) helps. Try either or both. The cider mix is okay to swallow - not the salt water. Tea w/ lemon juice and honey (I won't tell if you add a dash of rum) is good to drink. ...Read more

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