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Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Can I take naproxen 250mg with tramadol 50mg as I have ran out of ibuprofen 500mg and the pain in ankle is 10/10 pain also taking prednisolone 5mg x8 time in the morning will that have any affect?

Nsaids: Naprosyn (naproxen) and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDS, so you can not take both, but you may take naprosyn (naproxen) as instructed to instead of the Ibuprofen, . BUT note, it is important for continuity of care and good pt/Dr relations to inform your treating Doctor of the medications you are taking so they can be properly documented and that allows the Doctor to know how you are and stay in tuned with your case. ...Read more

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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Am taking ibuprofen for gallbladder pain It was working but not now Why could this be? Am waiting to have gallbladder removed

Am taking ibuprofen for gallbladder pain It was working but not now Why could this be? Am waiting to have gallbladder removed

Treat the cause: Laura, the pain caused by usually stones or sludge in the gallbladder is called "biliary colic" and can be masked by many different pain medicines for a while, but ultimately should be treated by the removal of your gallbladder as you are planning. If the ibuprofen is no longer working, make sure your surgeon knows so that he/she can assess if there needs to be additional testing or treatment. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my upper abdomen, gallbladder area. It comes &goes but takes my breath away. Started after taking ibuprofen. Prilosec didn't help?

I have sharp pain in my upper abdomen, gallbladder area. It comes &goes but takes my breath away. Started after taking ibuprofen. Prilosec didn't help?

Possibly an ulcer: Usually ibuprofen-induced gastritis responds to medications like Prilosec. However, if they are more sever, they can turn into ulcers which are more difficult to treat. Remain off of the ibuprofen, continue the Prilosec & try to see a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Severe pain in upper right abdomen. It came on suddenly last night and has became worse. It's sharp/burning/numb (if that makes sense) No appetite. No nausea/vomiting Ibuprofen/ice/change in position doesn't help. I have no gallbladder. Any thoughts?

Severe pain in upper right abdomen. It came on suddenly last night and has became worse. It's sharp/burning/numb (if that makes sense) No appetite. No nausea/vomiting Ibuprofen/ice/change in position doesn't help. I have no gallbladder. Any thoughts?

ER-NOW: Suggests either a common duct stone, liver or pancreatic disease, gas trapping or referred stomach pain. Get to an ER for further evaluation and never ignore sudden onset abdominal pain. You have no gallbladder and other issues must be considered. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil (ibuprofen) as well?

Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil (ibuprofen) as well?

It should be okay: It's best to check with your surgeon, but Advil (ibuprofen) should be fine and can help with pain without making you dizzy. It also will not cause constipation like hydrocodone. You can start with 2 pills every 6-8 hours and see if it helps.
If you need to, you can take 3 pills every 8 hours. Make sure to take Advil (ibuprofen) with food. ...Read more

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I have a menstrual migraine that will not stop hurting, have taken advil (ibuprofen). Have some oxycodone left from my gallbladder. Can I take one? I'm hurting.

I have a menstrual migraine that will not stop hurting, have taken advil (ibuprofen). Have some oxycodone left from my gallbladder. Can I take one? I'm hurting.

NO!: Oxycodone is a potent narcotic with serious side effects, especially when used with alcohol or other sedatives. It is not advisable to take any narcotic for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Make sure you have taken the right dose of advil, (ibuprofen) see your doctor if the pain persists, and get rid of the oxycodone pills or keep it out of view. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for Hematoma pain control post op gallbladder while taking Cipralex, Clonazapam, and bupropion?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for Hematoma pain control post op gallbladder while taking Cipralex, Clonazapam, and bupropion?

Advil (ibuprofen) can be: Taken 3 times a day. I'd try 400 mg. If you go with 600 mg (3 pills) you may want to check kidney function periodically with a blood test. Advil (ibuprofen) can inhibit prostaglandin E2 at higher doses and reduce the blood filtering power of the kidney. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the upper right quadrant of my stomach. Gallbladder removed month and 1/2 ago. Ibuprofen not helping. What to do/could it be?

Sharp pain in the upper right quadrant of my stomach. Gallbladder removed month and 1/2 ago. Ibuprofen not helping. What to do/could it be?

I would call MD: I would recommend that you contact your surgeon and inform him/her of your symptoms. It could be a leak, a retained stone, sludge, and ulcer and many other problems that are difficult to diagnose via online descriptions. In all likelihood though, it is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Will to much ibuprofen affect your gall bladder?

No: Ibuprofen's major side effects involve GI irritation which can lead to ulcers or bleeds. It has no direct effects on gall bladder function. ...Read more

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Pain under tight rib cage;only hurts when moving;doesn't hurt when breathing;comes and goes; leaves with Advil;I don't have a gall bladder; 6 days now?

Right upper pain: Abdominal discomfort only with motion suggests a muscular cause such as chronic strain or inflammation. Other possibilities include adhesions from your prior surgery, a small hernia around the incision, but less likely would be liver disease, stones in bile ducts. See an abdominal surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can I use midol if ibuprofen isn't doing anything?

Midol: Several forms of midol contain either acetaminophen (complete, pm, teen), Naproxen (extended relief) and Ibuprofen (liquid gels). If you've used the first category, you can give Ibuprofen a try (400 mg) or the extended relief version. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't I have Advil (ibuprofen) before surgery?

Why shouldn't I have Advil (ibuprofen) before surgery?

Risks: Advil (ibuprofen) is an nsaid, and this class of medicine can increase your risk of bleeding, which could increase the risk of the surgery. Advil (ibuprofen) (and other nsaids) can adversely affect kidney function, which could complicate recovery from surgery. Finally recent studies appear to show increased risk of heart attack after some surgeries/procedures with nsaids. ...Read more

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I can't sleep can I take 2 more Advil (ibuprofen) pm I already took 2?

MaximumDose2Tablets: The dose is not to exceed 2 tablets in 24 hours
You have taken 76mgm of Diphenylhydramine and 400 mgm of Ibuprophen ...Read more

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Everyday headaches when I wake up, and won't go away when I take advil (ibuprofen)?

Everyday headaches when I wake up, and won't go away when I take advil (ibuprofen)?

Need much: More information to give you any ideas about these headaches. Suggest you be evaluated by your doctor and consider sleep disorders such as sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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Just had my gallbladder removed. What can I eat that won't upset my stomach so much?

Just had my gallbladder removed. What can I eat that won't upset my stomach so much?

Trial and error: Avoid food that don't agree with you initially. Then, add them slowly in 2-3 months. Reject the ones that cause problems and repeat the drill in 2-3 month ...Read more

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Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

See a dentist: Its important to identify the actual cause of the pain. Generally, Ibuprofen is an excellent over the counter pain killer for tooth pain. If you have a swelling of any kind you should seek professional attention right away. If home remedies and over the counter drugs don't work, you need to see a dentist to determine the cause and provide options for tx. This will address the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches every night and ibuprofen doesn't usually help. What should I do?

What to do if I have headaches every night and ibuprofen doesn't usually help. What should I do?

See a doc: Headache every night is not normal and can be a sign of significant problem.

You should have an evaluation

ironically, using pain meds more than a few times a week can also cause analgesic withdrawal headache

nighttime headaches can signal particularly high cause for concern

however, most impt reason to see doc is to make sure nothing serious is wrong. ...Read more

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I am taking ibuprofen for paget's disease pain but it doesn't seem to be working. What else can I do?

I am taking ibuprofen for paget's disease pain but it doesn't seem to be working. What else can I do?

See Doctor: I do not feel that this question can be adequately answered in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I might have a dependency on Ibuprofen. I don't know how to tell though, what are some of the signs?

I think I might have a dependency on Ibuprofen. I don't know how to tell though, what are some of the signs?

Nonaddicting: Ibuprofen is not habit forming or addicting, so I would be shocked if you were dependent on it. Signs of addiction are: 1) not being able to control your use of something 2) your habit interfering with your work, school, or family 3) physical symptoms when you stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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I was hit in the head last week and my head hasn't stop hurting, I took ibuprofen but it didn't work, what should I do?

Short answer: Is: go see a doctor. If you don't have any nausea, vomiting, or visual difficulty, chances are low, but not zero, that you have a brain injury, assuming you did not get knocked out. But only a doctor can tell whether you have a brain injury, and sometimes he can't tell for sure without a ct scan. ...Read more

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Surgery papers state gallbladder was necrotic, it was removed for stones & docs didn't mention it - should I be concerned?

No: Paper you mean pathology report, is the one the pathologist when received the specimen describes and after microscopic examination generates the report. Surgeon reports what was seen during procedure, like acutely inflamed gb with stones, will not know the mucous membrane is necrotic etc whole picture comes only after putting all reports together, don't be concerned. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have really intense stabbing pains where my liver is located. I don't have a gallbladder. What could it be? Choledochal cysts?

I have really intense stabbing pains where my liver is located. I don't have a gallbladder. What could it be? Choledochal cysts?

Sphincter of Oddi: Could be sphincter of oddi dysfunction. See a GI doc familiar with all the types for a consult. ...Read more

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My anxiety is so bad lately that I'm nervous to take a small amount of ibuprofen. Why? There isn't anything to worry about right?

My anxiety is so bad lately that I'm nervous to take a small amount of ibuprofen. Why? There isn't anything to worry about right?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I have a 16mm stone in the neck of my gallbladder. I don't want to do an operation to remove it. Is there anything that can be done?

I have a 16mm stone in the neck of my gallbladder. I don't want to do an operation to remove it. Is there anything that can be done?

Sometimes: In some cases, gallstones can be treated with medicine.

Certain chemicals, ursodiol or chenodiol, which have

been shown to dissolve some gallstones, are available in

oral bile acid pills. These medicines work by thinning the

bile, which allows gallstones to dissolve. ...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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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more