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Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen, after using Biofreeze cream?

Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen, after using Biofreeze cream?

Yes: the active ingredient of most Biofreeze products is menthol. The active ingredient of ibuprofen is a nonspecific COX2 inhibitor. They should complement each other in reducing pain resulting from local inflammation. ...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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If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

Can combine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is commonly combined with Ibuprofen. You can take 500 mg four times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can take Ibuprofen three times a day. Spacing them apart could help with the pain, but can take them at same time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

No: It increases the risks of gastrointestinal irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can cause ulcers. And can put strain on your kidneys. ...Read more

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I have fractured ribs and its extremely painful! I'm 17 years ago, 6ft 3inc and weigh 190 pounds. Would it be okay if I take 800mg of Ibuprofen?

I have fractured ribs and its extremely painful! I'm 17 years ago, 6ft 3inc and weigh 190 pounds. Would it be okay if I take 800mg of Ibuprofen?

With a full stomach: probably OK. However, rib fractures ARE extremely painful! Ibuprofen may not do it. You should see your physician and ask whether you could have a muscle relaxant, Tramadol, a mild narcotic, a lidocaine (anesthetic) patch, or a rib block. You could add Tylenol (acetaminophen) also. Use heat pad. Whenever you need to move with rib fractures, be sure to hold the area on your chest to keep the muscles still. ...Read more

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I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

Key word is "AN": Ibuprofen may increase the chance of stomach irritation and bleeding, and alcohol can do the same thing and increase that effect of the ibuprofen. One drink, now and again, is unlikely to cause any problems, but multiple drinks on a regular basis can cause gastritis with the possiblity of causing an ulcer and/or bleeding. Taking the Ibuprofen together with a meal, or milk or an antacid may help. ...Read more

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I'm in severe pain from great toenail removal i just took a lortab 5/500 can I take 800mg of ibuprofen right now as well?

I'm in severe pain from great toenail removal  i just took a lortab 5/500 can I take 800mg of ibuprofen right now as well?

That's a lot....: Simple nail removal shouldn't cause "severe" pain. It may be infected as well. Contact your doctor for a quick follow-up exam. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain during softball normaly in the front of my Knee but today it was in the back I take 800mg of ibuprofen every day before I play for pain?

Your 16: And have pain......find out why you have pain. Too much antiinflammatories can eat away the lining in your stomach and you can end up with an ulcer. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Serious tooth ache took 550mg of naproxen 8 hrs away and didn't work. it's been 8hrs can I take 800mg of ibuprofen?

Serious tooth ache took 550mg of naproxen 8 hrs away and didn't work. it's been  8hrs can I take 800mg of ibuprofen?

Won't cure problem: Abscess/infection. Pain killer will not cure infection. What you need is to immediately see a Dentist. Don't wait. A serious infection like yours can quickly spread to other organ systems. ...Read more

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Knee pain is still here after knee arthroscopy last October and lots of physical therapy I take 800mg of ibuprofen for softball scared coach will bench me if he finds out I'm still taking pain meds

Knee pain is still here after knee arthroscopy last October and lots of physical therapy I take 800mg of ibuprofen for softball scared coach will bench me if he finds out I'm still taking pain meds

Time for a check up: Without knowing the findings from your knee arthroscopy, it is difficult to comment on your ongoing symptoms. You will need to check in with your orthopaedic surgeon for making changes to your treatment plan. Also, your participation in softball may NOT be the wise choice for activities, based on what your surgeon found and did at surgery. Bottom line: go back to your surgeon as soon as possible ...Read more

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