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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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I've had a headache for 8 days straight now. Ibuprofen is not taking it away. I wake up and go to bed with the headache. Causes? What do I do?

Wonder about: Sounds like the evolution of "chronic daily migraine", and if pattern continues, could be tough to reverse. Would contact your doctor at this point, and get this treated. Would recommend a preventative type of medication first, but an NSAID like Cambia, or steroids might do the immediate job. Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a trapped nerve in my back that causes pain to shoot down my arm. Ibuprofen does not to work. How can I fix it? How can I relieve the pain?

I have a trapped nerve in my back that causes pain to shoot down my arm. Ibuprofen does not to work. How can I fix it? How can I relieve the pain?

Surgery: If it is a trapped nerve then an anti-inflammatory drug will decrease inflammation but not fix the nerve. Surgery will fix the trapping. I would have a physical therapist work to make certain it is not an issue with a muscle group - and then see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause diarrhea?

Can ibuprofen cause diarrhea?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen aka Motrin can cause heartburn diarrhea etc, nsaids in general can affect the GI system, be careful and please do not take excess amounts. ...Read more

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) cause dizziness?

Occasionally: It is occasionally seen as a side effect of advil, (ibuprofen) especially at the higher doses. ...Read more

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Can short term ibuprofen use cause kidney problems?

Can short term ibuprofen use cause kidney problems?

Kidneys: NSAIDS like ibuprofen inhibit prostaglandin's kidney protective effect, and reduce blood flow to the kidneys, which can damage kidneys. Some patients are particularly susceptible, especially those with pre-existing kidney problems. Ibuprofen is safe for short term use in patients with healthy kidneys, within the usual dosage. Ibuprofen also can cause stomach problems or worsen blood pressure. ...Read more

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Could ibuprofen cause a false positive on a drug test!?

Could ibuprofen cause a false positive on a drug test!?

Mostly for THC: But ONLY on the screening test, and NOT on confirmatory tests. If whoever is doing the testing only uses screening tests, and does not confirm the positive test with more sophisticated methods, they are not following generally recognized principles of drug testing and could be subject to lawsuits. The confirmatory tests can determine that the positive is NOT a substance of abuse. ...Read more

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Could 400 mg ibuprofen a day for a month cause kidney damage?

Could 400 mg ibuprofen a day for a month cause kidney damage?

Possible: Ibuprofen is cleared by kidneis and prolonged use may affect kidney function. Very important to know if there is any underlaying problems wit kidney and if any other risk factors. Talk to your dr. About all of your meds even it is over the counter one. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chest pain caused by ibuprofen serious or just an annoyance?

How much ibuprophen?: If you take more than a few pills daily for a while you could be having an ulcer or stomach bleeding. If your stool is black it could confirm that suspicion. These drugs used in large amounts can cause many health problems. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much ibuprofen does it take to cause kidney damage?

Can somebody tell me how much ibuprofen does it take to cause kidney damage?

How much Ibuprofen?: The answer to your question depends on how old the person taking Ibuprofen (i) is, what drugs that are being taken and how many I pills are being taken. Patients with diuretic (d) use are more apt to get acute renal failure (a) than those not taking a d. Likewise, older patients are more prone to develop a than younger ones. The good news is that any a caused by I goes away once the I is stopped. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause a false positive on a drug test!? What are your expert opinions?

Can ibuprofen cause a false positive on a drug test!? What are your expert opinions?

Mostly for THC: But ONLY on the screening test, and NOT on confirmatory tests. If whoever is doing the testing only uses screening tests, and does not confirm the positive test with more sophisticated methods, they are not following generally recognized principles of drug testing and could be subject to lawsuits. The confirmatory tests can determine that the positive is NOT a substance of abuse. ...Read more

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Sharp strong pains during a period not even ibuprofen helps. What could be the cause?

Sharp strong pains during a period not even ibuprofen helps. What could be the cause?

Dysmenorrhea: This is the medical term for extremely painful periods. Please see your family physician or gynecologist for an evaluation.
Infection, fibroids or endometriosis are possible causes of such pain.
Your physician can help your periods become less painful. ...Read more

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Does 4 advil (ibuprofen)s (ibuprofen) or any advil (ibuprofen) cause any issues if you don't have a spleen?

Does 4 advil (ibuprofen)s (ibuprofen) or any advil (ibuprofen) cause any issues if you don't have a spleen?

No: I'd be worried about my stomach rather, too much NSAIDS can cause gastric irritation and might affect your kidneys too ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause dizziness when bending over or laying down after taking it a few days ago? Could that be the cause?

No: Especially if you took the medication a few days ago it should be out of your system by now, your body should have cleared the medication. Sounds like you have a possible problem with your inner ear. See your physician. ...Read more

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Taking 3 advils (ibuprofen) everyday cause hemorrhoids?

Taking 3 advils (ibuprofen) everyday cause hemorrhoids?

No: But using Ibuprofen routinely can increase the risk of irritation or ulcers in the stomach an other parts of the gastrointestinal system. It can also interfere with coagulation and increase the risk of bleeding. So if you already have hemorrhoids, Ibuprofen may contribute to worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Will I cause kidney damage if I take six Advil liquid gels and six ibuprofen tablets all at once?

Will I cause kidney damage if I take six Advil liquid gels and six ibuprofen tablets all at once?

Not good: Over time, yes. The question is why would you take that amount? Above 800 mg further increases in Ibuprofen doses are useless. Talk to your doctor about a different pain rx if you have that much pain. ...Read more

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I had an ibuprofen overdose, and a day after I had a miscarriage... did the overdose cause the miscarriage?

I had an ibuprofen overdose, and a day after I had a miscarriage... did the overdose cause the miscarriage?

NO: No but sounds like you need some help?????
Was the ibuprofen overdose accidental. Or purposeful in EITHER case seek Professional help! ...Read more

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What causes constantly menustral cramping? What can I do to release the pain naturally w/o taking ibuprofen?

What causes constantly menustral cramping? What can I do to release the pain naturally w/o taking ibuprofen?

Healthy living: Make sure you eat healthy, regular exercise, adequate fluid intake at all times. Reducing intake of sugary foods prior to and during your menstrual period will help. Use a heating pad ...Read more

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