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Can u take Advil (ibuprofen) if you're on antibiotics?

Can u take Advil (ibuprofen) if you're on antibiotics?

Advil (ibuprofen): Yes unless there is a specific contraindication you cannot, please see an md. ...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 Advil (ibuprofen) while being on antibiotics?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) while being on antibiotics?

Advil (ibuprofen): Unless there is a specific contraindication you should be fine. ...Read more

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Should I take Advil (ibuprofen) if im taking antibiotics?

Should I take Advil (ibuprofen) if im taking antibiotics?

If you need it: You can take advil (ibuprofen) along with antibiotics without any additional risks. Each drug will carry its own individual risks for side effects and toxicities which will be unchanged. The advil (ibuprofen) can cause stomach inflammation, increase in blood pressure and fluid retention etc. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics and I have a headache. Can I take advil (ibuprofen)?

I'm on antibiotics and I have a headache. Can I take advil (ibuprofen)?

Maybe..: Ok to take advil with with most antibiotics. If you are on levauin, cipro, or avelox, best to take tylenol (acetaminophen). Ok to take advil with amoxil, zithromax, bactrim. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics with advil (ibuprofen)? Thanks in advance.

Can I take antibiotics with advil (ibuprofen)? Thanks in advance.

Definitely, yes: Advil (ibuprofen) 2-3 tabs. Every 4-6 hours for pain control and inflammation reduction is recommended. The maximum daily dose is 3200 mg per day. There is no interaction with an antibiotics medication. ...Read more

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Hello, sore throat 15 days, antibiotics 9 days, take Tylenol/Advil Prn but still majorly hurts to move my tounge...Help. I've taken naproxen at night,?

Hello, sore throat 15 days, antibiotics 9 days, take Tylenol/Advil Prn but still majorly hurts to move my tounge...Help. I've taken naproxen at night,?

See a doctor: There are some possible complications of a sore throat, such as peritonsillar abscess, or epiglottitis, that would need treatment urgently, as they can be dangerous, so I have to advise that you be seen and examined by a physician or other qualified provider. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give childrens Advil (ibuprofen) and antibiotic?

Is it possible for me to give childrens Advil (ibuprofen) and antibiotic?

Yes: These can be given to a child at the same time. They do not interfere with one another. ...Read more

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Had sinusitis symptoms 4 days now how long should I wait to see if I need antibiotics. I have been using nasal spay and Advil to treat?

Had sinusitis symptoms 4 days now how long should I wait to see if I need antibiotics. I have been using nasal spay and Advil to treat?

Difficult question: The clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis can be challenging. I usually rely more on how sick does the pt appear. Is there a lot of pain in sinus area? This, along with a pus like nasal discharge, fever, swelling, history of prior episodes, risk factors like allergic rhinitis all must be considered. The gold standard test is a CT of the sinuses. Once a diagnosis is made, antibiotics, Afrin nasal spray works. ...Read more

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Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Likely Yes: If you did not notice large pill fragments in your vomit, then 1 hour likely was enough time to absorb much of your pills. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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My son has been having on and off fever all day, he just had his antibiotics a half hour ago, is it safe to give him children's Advil (ibuprofen) right now?

My son has been having on and off fever all day, he just had his antibiotics a half hour ago, is it safe to give him children's Advil (ibuprofen) right now?

Yes: You can give fever meds without worry. They do not interfere with the effectiveness of the antibiotic.Try not to give fever meds more often than they are due, 6 hours on advil or 4 on tylenol (acetaminophen). I do not wake kids for fever meds and I don't necessarily use them if the kid is playful and drinking well. ...Read more

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Doc just said I have strep. Taking Advil (ibuprofen) & starting antibiotics. How can I deal with earache in meantime?

Exam: Ask MD to examine you. If you have otitis media it should be covered by the antibiotic for your strep throat. If otitis externa, infection in the canal not the middle ear, "swimmers ear" you may need some drops to cover pseudomonas. See MD. ...Read more

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I have 2 pills left of my anitbiotic for a root canal. Having bad lower stomach pain. I believe now from antibiotic. Is advil ok for stomach pain?

I have 2 pills left of my anitbiotic for a root canal. Having bad lower stomach pain. I believe now from antibiotic. Is advil ok for stomach pain?

Stomach pain: May be side effect of antibiotic, but do't stop taking unless your Dentist or specialist Endodontists says it's OK to quit early. Advil can cause stomach irritation. This is one of the few times when Tylenol may be a better alternative. Also consider yogurt to reestablish normal gut flora. ...Read more

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I have a 22month old girl an she start 3 days ago with fever (40.1) her pediatrician gave her antibiotics and Advil (ibuprofen) but high fever persist.?

I have a 22month old girl an she start 3 days ago with fever (40.1) her pediatrician gave her antibiotics and Advil (ibuprofen) but high fever persist.?

Call Doctor: I'd suggest you discuss with your doctor. Perhaps another exam, additional tests, or a different antibiotic will be needed. Since she hasn't shown improvement yet, your doctor needs to know. ...Read more

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Severe HA cont x 2 weeks post left upper molar extraction, had infection. Was prescribed antibiotic, Advil, (ibuprofen) Norco. Should I be concerned?

Severe HA cont x 2 weeks post left upper molar extraction, had infection. Was prescribed antibiotic, Advil, (ibuprofen) Norco. Should I be concerned?

Try a teabag: What you describe could be dry socket syndrome. It does not respond well to antibiotics. I would place a dry teabag over the empty tooth socket and see if you get any relief. If not then yes you should check back with dentist ...Read more

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My child has a double ear infection and is on antibiotics she has only had 2 doses but doesn't seem any better current temp is 102 on Advil (ibuprofen) and tylona?

My child has a double ear infection and is on antibiotics she has only had 2 doses but doesn't seem any better current temp is 102 on Advil (ibuprofen) and tylona?

Need to continue abx: Symptoms from ear infection, like fever and ear pain take a few days to subside after starting antibiotics. You can continue ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) alternatively as needed for fever and plan to go back to your doctor in 3-4 days if still symptomatic. If better by then, plan to get ears checked again in 2-3 weeks, as probably directed. ...Read more

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For 8 year old kid throat infection taking antibiotic every 12 hrs I give her Advil (ibuprofen) too for pain?

For 8 year old kid throat infection taking antibiotic every 12 hrs I give her Advil (ibuprofen) too for pain?

Yes, you can give: Her Advil or Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If she has strep, the antibiotic will take about 24 hours to work, so she will benefit from the pain medication meanwhile. Once the antibiotic starts to work, she shouldn't need the Advil. If she has a viral infection, the antibiotic will not help; then you may need the Advil for longer. Be sure she's drinking plenty of fluids also. ...Read more

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My daughter has an ear infection she is in a lot of pain how can I reduce the painwe are using Advil (ibuprofen) we have descriptions antibiotics and have ear dro?

My daughter has an ear infection she is in a lot of pain how can I reduce the painwe are using Advil (ibuprofen) we have descriptions antibiotics and have ear dro?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine: Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)), ibuprofen, or ear drops, e.g., auralgan, does not provide enough pain relief. For severe ear pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine (0.5-1.0 mg/kg/dose) seems to do a better job. ...Read more

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Forehead pain, constant weeping green eye discharge, antibiotics and Advil (ibuprofen) no help. Massaged my eye, a "pop" sound happened, then all ok. What isit?

Forehead pain, constant weeping green eye discharge, antibiotics and Advil (ibuprofen) no help. Massaged my eye, a "pop" sound happened, then all ok. What isit?

Infection: Of the lacrimal, tear drainage system or possibly a blockage in the system, good idea to have an eye doctor look at this! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ibuprofen while on antibiotics?

Is it okay to take ibuprofen while on antibiotics?

Yes: Make sure your stomach is not empty to avoid irritation or even ulcer. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen with antibiotic?

Usually YES: Double check with your pharmacist when you pick up the antibiotic - about a possible drug-drug interaction. If already started, look at the accompanying list of advice from the pharmacy or drop by and ask the pharmacist.
As to a general clinical answer, usually 'yes'. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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