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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 more
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 more
Can I take my 800mg ibuprofen for my chronic migraines? I'm currently taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to flagyl?
Hi. I seem to have pulled a muscle in my left buttock. It could be sciatica too. I have taken Ibuprofen (800mg) but it is not relieving it. I need to keep moving today. I have Prednisone on hand. I know it's not advisable to take both together due to sto
Shifted Sacroiliac: "Sciatica" is a broad term. Many times a pain in the buttock is referred pain from the sacroiliac joint that has shifted out of its normal anatomic position. This is actually very common, and often flared by going up stairs. Usually a result of trauma or lifting things that are too heavy. Ibuprofen is a good Rx. I would avoid using the steroids without first seeing your medical pro ...Read more
Depends: Ibuprofen and Prednisone are both anti-inflammatory medications, although Prednisone is significantly stronger. They each have other properties as well. The answer certainly depends on the reason you are taking the prednisone. While not preferred as a long time medication, your prescribing physician should be consulted. ...Read more
Yes but...: These can be taken together and they are very commonly prescribed as such but you have to be careful due to the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding especially if you have a history of stomach ulcers. Both can also cause swelling. Make sure you take them with food and if you develop abdominal upset hold them and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Are anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or prednisone useful in treating ic? Can you share some sources?
1. while taking prednisone tablet, can breastfeed be done? 2. can Advil (ibuprofen) be taken with prednisone?
Prednisone and advil (ibuprofen): Agree about what Dr Bonilla wrote about prednisone and breastfeeding. Now about taking Advil (ibuprofen) and prednisone together: better be cautious, both irritate the stomach, increasing risk of GI bleed or gastritis, both can cause salt and water retention, increase blood pressure and cause edema, better space them, take a gut prophylaxis medication, and keep the dose to the minimum duration/amount ...Read more
For 5 yrs I have been taken ibuprofen, prednisone, colchicine etc for pericarditis. There is no more effusion, echo&ekg r now normal but symptoms relapses?
Pericarditis: Discuss with your doctor. Pericarditis can be relapsing and problematic. We need to seek to find an underlying inflammatory process if it is happening. ...Read more
I'm on a dose of prednisone for heat rash, ending in 3 days and took ibuprofen as well yesterday. Today I have a possible UTI and wondering if that's a side effect of taking both. Stomach has been messed up all day too?
I'm taking prednisone eye drops cause I had lasik eye surgery. Is that going to mix bad with Advil (ibuprofen) I am taking for my knee taking from a recent injury?
Taking 600mg ibuprofen for upper arm pain. Modest improvement. Previously diagnosed with pinched nerve and given Prednisone 7 months ago. Suggestions?
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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