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Does ibuprofen help dizziness?

Does ibuprofen help dizziness?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen can really help with inflammation but rarely helps with dizziness unless there is inflammation of part of your vestibular system (exceedingly rare) . Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause dizziness as can Alavert D. ...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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Does Advil (ibuprofen) help with tooth aches?

Does Advil (ibuprofen) help with tooth aches?

Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) will help to reduce the pain of a toothache temporarily. However, if the pain is due to an infected tooth/nerve, it needs to be treated by a dentist. Pain from an infected tooth will only get worse, to the point where pain medication will not work. ...Read more

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Does Advil (ibuprofen) sinus helps to sleep?

Does Advil (ibuprofen) sinus helps to sleep?

This is a combo pill: Secret: I have a personal pet peeve against combination drug pills. You can't juggle the drugs independently. Read the fine print on the bottle. Advil (ibuprofen) (ibuprophen) sinus (pseudoephedrine or phenyephrine) is a decongestant pain/fever pill. If you get a bottle that says "sleep" diphenhydramine aka Benadryl aka Unisom is in the pill. Decide what you are trying to fix, and use the correct single med. ...Read more

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Can you take Excedrin and Advil (ibuprofen) together for sever headache ?!

Can you take Excedrin and Advil (ibuprofen) together for sever headache ?!

Yes both: Recent research suggests that taking lower doses of both medications can work synergistically. ...Read more

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Does Ultram help with headaches?

Does Ultram help with headaches?

Sometimes: Tramadol (ultram) is often used for mild-moderate pain. The occasional use of this medication is reasonable. There is an addiction risk with chronic use. ...Read more

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How long does headache relief from one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg last?

How long does headache relief from one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg last?

Each person differen: the usual time is 4 to 6 hours Some people with just one advil (ibuprofen) have relief for days Some just have relief for 2 to 3 hours but most of the time the medication lasts 4 hours If continued headaches go to your provider for more help and prevention methods ...Read more

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How can pain killers like ibuprofen work?

How can pain killers like ibuprofen work?

Good question.: Medications, called, nsaids of which Aspirin is the best known, work by directly blocking an enzyme, called cox, cyclo-ogenase, which its products produce the 'ouch', swelling, reddening, increase in temperature at the site of injury. Also known as rubor, calor, dulor, tumor. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause migraine headaches? Headache all day no relief with cold/sinus meds.otc pain meds don't help.

Can a sinus infection cause migraine headaches? Headache all day no relief with cold/sinus meds.otc pain meds don't help.

Yes: If you have already been diagnosed with true migraines, a sinus infection can indeed bring one on, just as any other illness, stress, diet change, sleep deprivation, etc can bring one on. Occasionally migraines can FEEL like a sinus infection and vise-versa, too. If you are not sure if you have migraine or sinusitis, you should get examined. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) severe congestion and pain relief, can I take for pregnancy?

Do you mean.....: Can you take during pregnancy ? If this is your question, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Does aspirin help reduce eye pain?

Does aspirin help reduce eye pain?

Yes: Aspirin is effective for eye pain. If this doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take a penicillan shot to take effect n relieve pain from a sinus infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibprofen isnt relieving pain?

How long does it take a penicillan shot to take effect n relieve pain from a sinus infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibprofen isnt relieving pain?

Not the usual Rx: Penicillin does not relieve pain; it treats infection. But penicillin alone is not a very effective treatment for sinus infection, the most important treatment for sinusitis is a decongestant, and it doesn't sound like you're taking one. ...Read more

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How do motrin or alleve work to alleviate pain?

How do motrin or alleve work to alleviate pain?

Motrin, Aleve (naproxen): Motrin and Aleve (naproxen) work the same as aspirin. They treat inflammation that causes pain. Be careful of its chronicor higher than normal dosage use as they have blood, stomach and kidney toxic effects. ...Read more

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What pain killer gets rid of severe headaches tied to menstruation, PMS? Nothing works. Tried Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, naproxen atdiff. times Ideas?

What pain killer gets rid of severe headaches tied to menstruation, PMS? Nothing works. Tried Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, naproxen atdiff. times  Ideas?

Addition of caffeine: For these types of headaches, without getting into prescription medication, and anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, combined with caffeine(i.e. coffee or Mountain Dew) often helps. An ice pack 15 to 20 minutes at a time is also helpful as is stretching affected neck, etc. muscles. ...Read more

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Can i take naproxen and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to relieve tension headache together?

Can i take naproxen and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to relieve tension headache together?

Yes: The two can be taken together. Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory and flexural muscle relaxant. You need to discuss with your physician if there is any problem you have that may risk you taking either of these medicines. ...Read more

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Does Advil (ibuprofen) get rid of dizziness?

Does Advil (ibuprofen) get rid of dizziness?

Advil (ibuprofen) for dizziness: Hello, advil (ibuprofen) is an antiinfammatory medication that probably has little affect on dizziness. Try antivert/meclizine as directed or see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

Abdominal Pain Relieved By Antacids (Definition)

Abdominal pain relieved by antacids is a symptom in which a person's tummy pains get better after he takes some antacids such as TUMS, Maalox, Mylanta, or Rolaids. This usually means that his stomach acid is making his pains worse, so neutralizing the acid with ...Read more


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Throbbing Headaches (Definition)

Throbbing headaches is a symptom in which a person has pain in the head, and the pain is pulsating (throbbing). Throbbing headaches can be a sign of migraine headaches. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of ...Read more