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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 high doses of Advil for about 5 days to stop my period. I've stopped taking Advil for a couple days now, but my period isn't coming back.

I took high doses of Advil for about 5 days to stop my period. I've stopped taking Advil for a couple days now, but my period isn't coming back.

Okay: Advil, to my knowledge, has never stopped a period, though it can lessen bleeding by up to 30%. I think your period is just over and won't return for another cycle. I'm glad you found relief using advil. It's the best NSAID to take for cramping and period pain. ...Read more

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Everytime im on my period I get terrible headaches and I tend to throw up. Advil and pain killer don't seem to work. What could I do to help stop this?

OCPs vs.migraine tx: Oral contraception unless contraindicated may be an option, unless you have migraines that are flared up by periods or so called menstrual migraine. In that case, oral contaceptives (ocps) are contraindicated and migraine medications such as triptans (imitrex/zomig etc.) may be tried. Your doc should be able to help you with that, so don't delay a visit. ...Read more

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Im currently on my periods (4th day) n I've been bleeding more than usual, is this normal? Iis there a way to control/stop the bleeding? I took Advil

Advil-bleeding: Depending on the dose and how frequent you take the advil, blood thins and you will have a tendency to bleed a bit heavier. ...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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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 for cramps. ...Read more

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