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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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I have headaches. How much Advil (ibuprofen) can I take a day?

I have headaches. How much Advil (ibuprofen) can I take a day?

.: If continious headache or severe headache or for a long time consult physician. Usually you can take ibuprofen/advil once every 6 hours. You can also alternate with tylenol/ acetaminophen. (one every 4 hours). ...Read more

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What do I do about my weekly headaches? Just using Advil (ibuprofen) right now.

What do I do about my weekly headaches? Just using Advil (ibuprofen) right now.

Treatment: If they are occurring weekly, I would give something to prevent them. There are many different medications that I use. ...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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I have a serious headache for 3 days. Advil (ibuprofen) does not help. What should I do?

I have a serious headache for 3 days. Advil (ibuprofen) does not help. What should I do?

See your doctor: You should see a doctor for an exam as soon as you can, possibly in the emergency room if it is a serious headache. ...Read more

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2 x 400mg ibuprofen sometimes elevates my headaches, how frequently can I safely do this?

2 x 400mg ibuprofen sometimes elevates my headaches, how frequently can I safely do this?

Intermittently: It is okay to take Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs) intermittently but take them particularly with food as they can cause GI/ stomach upsets taken alone. Additionally, 800mg is the maximum you should take at any one time. NSAIDs overuse can also contribute to rebound headaches if persistently used. ...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 have constant headaches, ibuprofen doesn't what could it be?

I have constant headaches, ibuprofen doesn't what could it be?

Many things: There are many causes of headaches. More information is needed and a detailed medical history is required. Consult your family md. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen for headaches before surgery?

Can I take ibuprofen for headaches before surgery?

No: It is safer to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for a headache before surgery. Ibuprofen, like aspirin can affect blood clotting. ...Read more

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I took 1000 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) for severe headache is that ok.

I took 1000 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) for severe headache is that ok.

Commonly used: But better check with your doc. You may need MRA. Ask about it. Although it may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Why am I getting daily headaches that only goes away with advil (ibuprofen)?

Why am I getting daily headaches that only goes away with advil (ibuprofen)?

See a doc: Daily headache for a month 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

sometimes your doc will recommend other meds to relieve your headache while you get off the ibuprofen

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

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My last drink was at 9pm, can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for a headache at 5 am?

My last drink was at 9pm, can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for a headache at 5 am?

Depends: If you have been drinking heavily I suggest passing; however, if you only had 1 drink, then it would be OK. I strongly advise not mixing alcohol with NSAIDS. ...Read more

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After how many days after Colonoscopy I can start taking advil (ibuprofen) for headache?

After how many days after Colonoscopy I can start taking advil (ibuprofen) for headache?

Right away.: Colonoscopy does not preclude taking low doses of meds unless your surgeon is concerned about bleeding from a biopsy site. Please check with them. ...Read more

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Can I take Ibuprofen with Clarinase? I have a body pain since 2 days ago along with headache.

Can I take Ibuprofen with Clarinase? I have a body pain since 2 days ago along with headache.

Yes: As always, it is good to take the ibuprofen with some food to protect your stomach from side effects. The claritin (loratadine) part of clarinase has minimal side effects. The sudafed part can make some people edgy, heart racing, or cause difficulties with sleep. If you notice that you could use just the plain claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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Hi, I have a headache it is ok to take ibuprofen 800 mg (ip 466) or is it dangerous? Thank you

Hi, I have a headache it is ok to take ibuprofen 800 mg (ip 466) or is it dangerous? Thank you

See below: 800 mg of Ibuprofen is the prescription dose. It is generally prescribed every 8 hrs. There are some contraindications and risks but in general it is a safe medications. ...Read more

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What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

Diagnose it!: The best way to treat your headache is to first get an accurate diagnosis which is beyond the scope of this answer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches like, everyday. Is it bad if I take children's motrin (ibuprofen) (the liquid kind) everyday?

What to do if I have headaches like, everyday. Is it bad if I take children's motrin (ibuprofen) (the liquid kind) everyday?

See Your Provider!: It is not normal to have headaches every day. You need a work up. See your provider asap. Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) is probably not the right dose for you. At 47, you could take up to 800mg. 3 x per day. Call your provider today! ...Read more

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I have horrible headaches on the left occipital side. I need top take about 3 to 5 pills of ibuprofen per day. No one can say why I get it.....?

I have horrible headaches on the left occipital side. I need top take about 3 to 5 pills of ibuprofen per day. No one can say why I get it.....?

Maybe hormones?: Some headaches as you describe are related to hormones. Some are stress-related. Depending on how long this has been going on, you should consider seeing a neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Every other day I am havin bad headaches. I have tried ibuprofen 800mg but it doesn't help. Now iam on flexeril10mg which I can only take at night.?

Every other day I am havin bad headaches. I have tried ibuprofen 800mg but it doesn't help. Now iam on flexeril10mg which I can only take at night.?

Headache: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant and is a poor treatment for headaches. The frequency of your headaches suggest you need to see a neurologist or pain specialist for work up. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 800 mg of Ibuprofen today within an hour! I had a bad headache and forgot I took it when the headache didn't go away? Is this bad?

I accidentally took 800 mg of Ibuprofen today within an hour! I had a bad headache and forgot I took it when the headache didn't go away? Is this bad?

Ibuprofen: 800 mg of ibuprofen three times a day is sometimes prescribed for acute inflammation so it is safe if taken properly. Please do not take it on empty stomach and eat some low calorie food such as crackers every couple of hours. Its effect goes away in about 8-12 hours. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for over a week now, I took ibuprofen but it doesn't really help, it only relives it abit, I can't shake the headache off.... Help?

What type: If you have a sinus ha the pain changes at times. If you are awakened from the ha may be migraines. If this has gone on for days you must get checked to make sure there is nothing else going on. Good sign is the Ibuprofen helps some. ...Read more

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