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Can You Take Ibuprofen With Prednisone
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
You can, but don't: If you are on prednisone, you shouldn't need the advil (ibuprofen). The anti-inflammatory effects of the predisone are far more powerful than advil (ibuprofen). You also run a higher risk of GI upset. A better strategy is one or the other depending upon what your doctor says. ...Read more
You can but: Be aware that the two medications together may put your stomach at risk for irritation/inflamation/ulceration. You may consider taking the ibuprofen with food, but also ask your prescribing doctor if it may be worthwhile taking short term anti-secretory (acid) medications while taking both of these to help protect your upper gastrointestinal tract. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Don't need to: You can take these medications at the same time or separately, what ever suits you. They do not interfere with each other. ...Read more
Do not take together: There is a moderate interaction between NSAIDs (such as Advil (ibuprofen)) and corticosteroids (Prednisone) in that there is an increased risk of gastrointestinal problems, such as bleeding from a stomach ulcer. Therefore it is not recommended that they be taken together. However, if you are no longer taking Prednisone you can take Advil (ibuprofen) at the recommended doses. Recommend clearing it with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it okay to take ibuprofen? I had taken only one dose of 20 mg prednisone and its been over a week ago.
How long should I wait to take prednisone, if I just took ibuprofen? I know there is a drug interaction.
I woke up with a bad headache, is it okay to take ibuprofen? I took 20 mg of Prednisone Wednesday morning but haven't since. Is it out of my system?
Be careful!: Yes, you can take ibuprofen - but only as directed. Please call your Dr about the prednisone! This is NOT a medication for taking PRN! It is not a question of it being out of your system - it's way more complicated. Only use after Dr advice and always taper off. Please - it's important. Consult Dr ASAP - Best! ...Read more
I have been prescribed prednisone 40 mg for 5 days and a zpak for brinchitis. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for aches? And should the prednisone be tapered?
Can you take 20mg Prednisone PRN Like Advil (ibuprofen) but only 1 dose QD or does it need 2 be a treatment carried out over days, & then titrate the dose 2 D/C?
DEPEND: You are asking general question about prescribed medication. So the answer - it depends. Prednisone is prescribed in various therapeutic schemes. How to take it really depend on what is therapeutic objective being pursued. So, the best person to answer is MD prescribing prednisone for you. ...Read more
Hi, enquiring about Gout. My husband gets chronic gout quiet regularly. He takes indocid & prednisone along with multiple ibuprofen - any suggestions?
Gout: Follow with rheumatologist, Monitor diet foods that precipitate gout such as high purine foods including organ meats, seafood (tuna shrimp, scallops, lobster, herring anchovies, mackeral), poultry, high fructose corn syrup, alcohol, full fat dairy. Allopurinol /febuxostatcan help prevent gout by inhibiting xanthine oxidase. ...Read more
Can I take ibuprofen with a magic mouthwash that contains lidocaine and prednisone that is swallowed?
Take care if over 75: Ibuprofen and prednisone taken together can cause gut irritation or pain and possibly stomach or intestinal bleeding, especially over age 75. Especially if you are over 75, run taking ibuprofen by the doctor who prescribed magic mouthwash - the bleeding risk is a concern. Otherwise, take the ibuprofen with food, take the medications at different times of the day, and don't use together long-term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take my 800mg ibuprofen for my chronic migraines? I'm currently taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to flagyl?
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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