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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 am leaving for a tropical vacation in 8 days and I am supposed to start my period that day. Can taking Ibruprofen delay/stop my period?

I am leaving for a tropical vacation in 8 days and I am supposed to start my period that day. Can taking Ibruprofen delay/stop my period?

No: Ibuprofen won't help to stop your period (sometimes it can lesson the bleeding, but definitely can't stop it). The best would be to get a prescription for some birth control pills. Those could stop your period. You can sign up for Health Tap Prime and I'd be happy to prescribe you some today (I'm on shift until 4pm PST). Or you could see your doctor and get a prescription as well. ...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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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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