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What medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

What medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

None: You can typically mix most medications with motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be spaced out from motrin if additional anti-pyretic (fever) medication is needed. Childrens advil is the same medication and should not be given together. Antibiotics, or other medication can be given at same time. If you have additional concerns, you can request consult. ...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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How to calculate the drug dose of ibuprofen and acetaminophen for 2 years old children? (I am a pharmacist)

How to calculate the drug dose of ibuprofen and acetaminophen for 2 years old children? (I am a pharmacist)

Well: Acetaminophen is 25mg/ok every 4 hr and Ibuprofen is 10 mg/kg every8 hr. Thanks for asking. For non pharmacists a pound is 2.2 kg. That means that a 22 pound child is 10 kg. ...Read more

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I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

No problem: You may have some stomach upset though. Just don't take any more for a day or so, if pain killers are needed, use acetaminophen, (Tylenol), wish you well ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read more

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I've been allergic to ibuprofen and I was wondering all the medications that consist of ibuprofen?

I've been allergic to ibuprofen and I was wondering all the medications that consist of ibuprofen?

Too many: There are many medications that contain ibuprofen. The best advice is to read all labels and if you are not sure of the ingredients then speak with the pharmacist or doctor first. ...Read more

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Which medication helps best with migraines? Ibufrofen, parecetamol, nurofen or advil (ibuprofen)? I get them all the time!

Which medication helps best with migraines? Ibufrofen, parecetamol, nurofen or advil (ibuprofen)? I get them all the time!

Frequent migraines: People w frequent headaches should be examined by a physician. If known to have migraines, it's worthwhile knowing: Frequent use of migraine meds (eg sumatriptan) or acetaminophen (paracetamol) can cause "medicine overuse headaches." In other words, regular use of the headache med is now actually causing the headache. NSAIDS like naproxen (Aleve) can treat med overuse headache, as well as migraines. ...Read more

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Does taking ibuprofen interfere with surgery? I took ibuprofen though it was recommended to cease all medications prior to surgery. Should the surgery be canceled?

Does taking ibuprofen interfere with surgery? I took ibuprofen though it was recommended to cease all medications prior to surgery. Should the surgery be canceled?

Bleeding risk!!!!: Ibuprofen, unlike tylenol (acetaminophen) interferes with the clotting mechanism of blood. We generally recommend stopping it atleast a week before surgery. The type of surgery would dictate whether it should be canceled. Please talk to your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

See below: 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 cramps, or minor injury. ...Read more

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Can I take other medication with paracetamol ie ibuprofen?

Can I take other medication with paracetamol ie ibuprofen?

Yes: Paracetamol is tylenol (acetaminophen). It works by different mechanisms than ibuprofen.
Be sure however to keep daily dosage of tylenol (acetaminophen) to less than 4000mg - ideally less than 2000mg for extended use.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to ibuprofen. What other medications should I avoid?

I'm allergic to ibuprofen. What other medications should I avoid?

NSAID's: There is a good chance that you would be allergic to other nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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If im allergic to ibuprofen what other medications should I avoid?

NSAIDs: First, ask your doc how allergic you are. In other words, what's your allergy. Upset stomach isn't an allergy but hives & swelling of tongue/lips are considered part of allergic reaction. Ibuprofen is part of the NSAID family. Other members are Naproxen & even aspirin. Remainder are only available by prescription so you need to chat w/your family doc anyway to be sure s/he knows what's going on. ...Read more

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I notice sometimes that when I take ibuprofen, it affects my performance in the bedroom. Is this normal for this or other medications?

Ibuprofen and BM's: Ibuprofen can cause irregular bowel movements, both diarrhea and constipation. Constipation tends to be more common, especially in the elderly. Increasing your dietary fiber intake may help. (your profile lists hydrocodone which is far more likely to be the cause of your problem). ...Read more

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Headache every time I have exams at uni so what is the solution for headache due to stress while Advil (ibuprofen) and other calming medication doesn't work?

Headache every time I have exams at uni so what is the solution for headache due to stress while Advil (ibuprofen) and other calming medication doesn't work?

Calming techniques: Stress is more of a perceived problem, than an actual illness, so the phrase 'mind over matter' really applies here! When you feel a tension headache coming on, the best thing to do is take yourself away from the stressful stimulus, take some deep breaths, visualize a calm environment or something that really makes you happy or relaxes you, and the stress will melt away. Try it! ...Read more

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How harmful is taking ibuprofen pain medication while drinking?

How harmful is taking ibuprofen pain medication while drinking?

Somewhat: Most drugs function best if not taken with alcohol as absorption rates are modified. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and OTC sinus medication at the same time?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and OTC sinus medication at the same time?

Don't 2x same med: Look out for doubling up on the same medication, make sure that the active ingredients are not the same in each medication - in this case Ibuprofen (the stuff that advil (ibuprofen) is made of). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with gastritis. I finished all my medication but symptoms came back last night and I have a fever. Is 200mg ibuprofen ok?

I was recently diagnosed with gastritis. I finished all my medication but symptoms came back last night and I have a fever. Is 200mg ibuprofen ok?

Recommendation: If you f have fever ibuprofen can be helpful, but you can not take it on empty stomach. Only after the meal or with milk. Possible that last night was a new onset of new illness. ...Read more

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I took two 800mg of ibuprofen. Can that affect the uterine lining. When stopping the medication, how soon does the uterine lining go back to normal?

I took two 800mg of ibuprofen. Can that affect the uterine lining. When stopping the medication, how soon does the uterine lining go back to normal?

Should not!: Ibuprofen does not affect the uterine lining, but can augment bleeding because of its affect on bleeding. What is the problem you are dealing with that brings up the issue. Why are you taking the nsaid? ...Read more

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What pain medication can I take if I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen?

Opioids: Allergy to nsaids like Aspirin and inbuprofen does limit some options. It does not limit the use of opioids (narcotics) like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. ...Read more

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Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen?

Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen?

Yes: Yes any medication can be the culprit. I would stop the medication and contact your physician. Take care. Allergies can be rough. ...Read more

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2 weeks since gum surgery for new crown. Taking pain medication, advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours. Sometimes pain wakes me. Is this normal?

Not at all: See the Surgeon ASAP for follow-up. You should be on nothing stronger than warm salt water rinses. Get in there tomorrow. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to dissolve Advil (ibuprofen) before ingesting? My grandmother dissolves her Advil (ibuprofen) in her warm tea before she takes it. Is this ok? She does this with most of her medication.

Is it dangerous to dissolve Advil (ibuprofen) before ingesting? My grandmother dissolves her Advil (ibuprofen) in her warm tea before she takes it. Is this ok? She does this with most of her medication.

Could be a problem: Dissolving drugs before ingesting can accelerate the drugs absorption, so you get the effect quicker. Some drugs are purposely coated to delay absorption so as not to irritate the esophagus or stomach. If you don't know whether or not a drug can harm the esophagus or stomach, I would not recommend grandma's technique. If she continues her method, advise her to drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more

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My daughter weights 16 lbs. I gave her the wrong dose of medication. I gave her 4 ml of ibuprofen she is 7 months. Should I bring her to the hospital?

My daughter weights 16 lbs. I gave her the wrong dose of medication. I gave her 4 ml of ibuprofen she is 7 months. Should I bring her to the hospital?

Call the poison cent: Please call the national poison control center, 1-800-222-1222, and let them know exactly when you gave the medicine, what strength it is, as well as the weight and age of your daughter. Call right away. ...Read more

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Hello, other than medication, what can I do when I get a flare up of gout on my big toe. Been taking ibuprofen.

See details: Not much except wait it out if you do not want to take any meds. You really need to be on Allopurinol to normalize your serum uric acid and help prevent future attacks. Regardless of what some docs continue to say, diet has little or no benefit except eliminating alcohol. ...Read more

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