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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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Hi I have had my period for since sunday but it is still very heavy and red. I was told to take 600 mg of motrin to slow it down but its not working?

Hi I have had my period for since sunday but it is still very heavy and red. I was told to take 600 mg of motrin to slow it down but its not working?

Follow up: Sometimes other medication is needed. I would advise to call back your prescriber.
Need to take the ibuprofen 600 mg three or four times a day. This can be irritating to the stomach. If you have taken it every day couple times a day, definitely call back. You can lose too much blood and become anemic or worse yet pass out if you are hemorrhaging
Call soon ...Read more

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I have terrible periods that start out really heavy and my cramps are horrible! I take 800 mg of ibeprofen every 8 hours and it doesn't help?

I have terrible periods that start out really heavy and my cramps are horrible! I take 800 mg of ibeprofen every 8 hours and it doesn't help?

Other alternatives: Sounds like you have dysmenorrhea. Just painful periods. You can take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6 hours starting 24 hours before your period. Naproxen 500 mg every 8 hours also helps. Depending on your age oral contraceptive pills can lighten the period and ease the pain. Also, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can lessen the period and the pain. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was expected to have my period on the 19th which is 30 days average date. Took Motrin the 18th and now 25th and 6 days late? I need help A.S.A.P

I was expected to have my period on the 19th which is 30 days average date. Took Motrin the 18th and now 25th and 6 days late? I need help A.S.A.P

Late: If sexually active, pregnancy remains the number one reason of a missed period. Check preg test. If neg, it may be just late, or you could have an anovulatory cycle. If next one misses (and not pregnant) then see GYN for eval. ...Read more

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Will Motrin or regular aspirin stop or slow down a period?

Will Motrin or regular aspirin stop or slow down a period?

No: Aspirin and motrin help with menstrual pain and symptoms. They donot affect the amount of bleeding ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Motrin during your period?

Is it okay to take Motrin during your period?

Motrin is ok: Yes Ibuprofen and in its many forms, Motrin IB etc is ok to take during your period and it may work better than tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps. ...Read more

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Can taking motrin over a long period of time for migraines cause infertility?

Can taking motrin over a long period of time for migraines cause infertility?

No, but: Nsaid use (like motrin) is not a cause of infertility. Theoretically though, taking high dose NSAID around ovulation may delay or inhibit ovulation - there are animal studies that have shown this. Might be best to not take around ovulation time. ...Read more

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I get bad period cramps which are usually 1 or 2 days out of my 6 day period days. I always feel comfort w/ advil or tylenol. Could I have endometriosis?

I get bad period cramps which are usually 1 or 2 days out of my 6 day period days. I always feel comfort w/ advil or tylenol. Could I have endometriosis?

Certainly possible: One of the most common symptoms of endometriosis is cramping during periods. It is certainly a possiblity but we can not draw this conclusion based on this limited information ...Read more

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Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?

Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?

PMS: Premenstrual syndrome is what it sounds like you are describing. The most common psychological symptoms are mood swings and the most common physical symptoms are fatigue and body aches. Timing is usually 4 days prior to 3 days after menses start. There are many good options for treatment including exercise and diet and also medication. Talk to your doctor about what you can do. ...Read more

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I use to have bad period cramps as a teen. Now I get bad cramps in some cycles&the pain is 1 day, advil works for me. Should I test for Endometriosis?

I use to have bad period cramps as a teen. Now I get bad cramps in some cycles&the pain is 1 day, advil works for me. Should I test for Endometriosis?

Low risk: Usually cramping and pain from endometriosis increases with time, starts before menses start and persists for several days, and may also involve pain with urination and stooling. If you have not having cramping every cycle and are getting relief with Advil, it is unlikely that you have endometriosis. ...Read more

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I took 16 Aleve (naproxen) pills & 14 Advil pills within a 10 hour period. This was 24 hours ago & today all I had was a stomachache. Am I ok by this time?

I took 16 Aleve (naproxen) pills & 14 Advil pills within a 10 hour period. This was 24 hours ago & today all I had was a stomachache. Am I ok by this time?

Probably: You most likely caused extensive gastro, intestinal irritation or perhaps an ulcer. Don't know your age, but if older than 60 might have caused some kidney damage., blood tests, and stool, for blood testing will tell this. You did not say why you took these meds, but if you were trying to harm yourself, you will need mental health help, as well to, avoid any repeat episodes. ...Read more

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Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but I do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can I still have endometriosi?

Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but I do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can I still have endometriosi?

It is unlikely!: Pain on penetration may be related to other factors, like:
lack of adequate arousal and/or lubrication. You have to work on this issue together with him!
You may have endometriosis, but this has to be evaluated differently!! ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran, (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Am having horrible period cramps and feel like puking, I took 600mg Motrin, is not helping. Also on Prilosec.

Can I take Zofran, (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Am having horrible period cramps and feel like puking, I took 600mg Motrin, is not helping. Also on Prilosec.

Rub A Dub Dub: Yes, you can. Have you also tried soaking in a hot bath? Also try this: lie on your back on the floor next to a couch and place your legs on the seat of the couch (sort of like sitting on a chair but you're in a different position).Lie still and gently rub your lower stomach area, or have someone else do it. Try that after the bath, while your whole body is still warm. Cover yourself to retain heat ...Read more

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Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried I did something to harm the baby.?

Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried I did something to harm the baby.?

U question was: Not quite clear. But the amount of medication u took was rather excessive. Discuss with u physician what u need to do and how much u can take and do not exceed that. ...Read more

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