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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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Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

It can: But less so than narcotic pain relievers do. Especially when taken in the recommended dosing. Drinking extra glass with each dose should prevent any constipation. ...Read more

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I got constipation after using ibuprofen for three days, what is the cause? Is it treatable? I read that it damages the small intestine and I'm worry

I got constipation after using ibuprofen for three days, what is the cause? Is it treatable? I read that it damages the small intestine and I'm worry

Prostaglandins may: Play a role in your constipation, and the fact that ibuprofen lowers them. Stop using ibuprofen and the constipation will stop. Ibuprofen causes slight stomach bleeding, but it does not damage the small intestine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My postop pain meds hydrocodone and ibuprofen are causing extreme constipation. What can I do?

My postop pain meds hydrocodone and ibuprofen are causing extreme constipation. What can I do?

Stool softener: The hydrocodone is the culprit causing the constipation. Make sure your water intake is adequate and add a stool softener several times a day for relief. ...Read more

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CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis, still having pain but worse in middle&right, vomiting, nauseous, constipation. Taken ibuprofen.?

CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis, still having pain but worse in middle&right, vomiting, nauseous, constipation. Taken ibuprofen.?

Not appendicitis: 20 F: CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis, still having pain but worse in middle&right, vomiting, nauseous, constipation.taken ibuprofen.? ANS: I don't know what? Is. But with only this information at your age I would always consider pregnancy as a possible cause in my diagnostic list of problems. Ask your team to check it out if not already done. Let us know what it is. ...Read more

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Does hydrocodone and ibuprofen for pain make you have extreme constipation?

Does hydrocodone and ibuprofen for pain make you have extreme constipation?

Constipation: Yes all narcotric meds such as codiene and its derivativs can lead to constipation.Eatin a high fiber diet can help. If there is an absolute requirement for narcotics ther are medications available to help counterfact the constpating effects of narcoticcs. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Could still B intern: -hemorrhoid so, best 2 have it checked out. Usually if blood is from higher up in the GI tract it's black. Still I would B evaled. ...Read more

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Can zzquil or Advil (ibuprofen) pm make you constipated?

Can zzquil or Advil (ibuprofen) pm make you constipated?

How much you taking?: Diphenhydramine (the sleep aid in question) is a potent anticholinergic agent. This activity is responsible for the side-effects of dry mouth and throat, increased heart rate, pupil dilation, urinary retention, constipation. ...Read more

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I heard ibuprofen is safe. I'm 19 weeks could it cause me to misscarry? I

I heard ibuprofen is safe. I'm 19 weeks could it cause me to misscarry? I

Controversial: The use of ibuprofen in pregnancy is somewhat controversial. It probably won't cause a miscarriage at 19 weeks but there is some concern that it could cause problems. For example, it may cause part of the fetal circulation, the ductus arteriosus, to close prematurely if ibuprofen is used after 30 weeks. I wouldn't use it unless your Ob recommends it. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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I have asthma can I take Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that Advil (ibuprofen) can cause asthma attacks. I have taken Advil (ibuprofen) before.

I have asthma can I take Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that Advil (ibuprofen) can cause asthma attacks. I have taken Advil (ibuprofen) before.

Asthma and NSAIDS: Asthma can be triggered by drugs of the NSAID class, such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Even if you have tolerated it before, it would be wise to avoid it altogether. People with asthma can usually tolerate acetaminophen without causing an asthma flare. ...Read more

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I took 5 ibuprofen of 200mg and 2 aspirin of 250mg. Is that going to cause in damage?

I took 5 ibuprofen of 200mg and 2 aspirin of 250mg. Is that going to cause in damage?

Not likely: Unless your stomach lining is extraordinarily sensitive to the ulcerative aspect of this dosage, you should suffer no harm and it might alleviate the pain you were treating. Best to be cautious about dosing even with over the counter products. ...Read more

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