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Enteric Coated Ibuprofen
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
I accidentally broke an Advil Cold & Sinus (pseudoephedrine/ibuprofen) in half w/ my tooth b4 swallowing it. It was a coated tablet. Will it hurt me?
Not likely but...: Drug efficacy and duration, as advertised, may be compromised. ...Read more
What would happen if I took 800 m of ibuprofen 325 mg of coated aspirin at the same time on an empty stomach with just enough water to swallow it?
Enteric coated: Means a covering on the tablet so that the tab will dissolve lower in the gut and be absorbed better. Simply look on the bottle label to see what products are enteric coated. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?
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take 81 mg enteric coated baby aspirin in morning with other meds. Do not know if they are enteric coated...does it matter if they are?
Doesn't matter: Enteric coated just means that the pill is coated with a substance to prevent dissolution in the stomach and not dissolve until further down the GI tract. This often helps to avoid stomach upset which some patients experience from aspirin. It makes no difference for your other pills or to your other pills. ...Read more
Depends: Historically, Aspirin was and is a cheap and effective way of relieving the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Doses were increased gradually till relief was achieved or side effects stopped the increase in the dosage. The most common side effects were gastro-intestinal upset, ulcers or ringing in the ears. 1300 mg is a moderate dose. Talk to your doc or rheumatologist for further guidance. ...Read more
What is the difference in 81 enteric coated aspirin and 81 non enteric coated...is their any interference with other meds if enteric coated?
See below: Enteric coated just means the pill is coated with a material to prevent it from dissolving in the stomach. This avoids stomach upset in some patients. Interference with other medicines is not an issue either way. ...Read more
How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore?
Consider ice instead: Enteric coated aspirin are 325 mg. The coating helps prevent the pill from disolving in the stomach- instead dissolving in the bowels. NSAID treatment for pain can be IBUPROFEN 400 to 800 mg (2 to 4 otc pills) every 8 hr, NAPROSYN (naproxen) 220 to 440 mg (1 to 2 aleve) every 12 hr, or ASPIRIN 325 mg (1 to 2 every 6 hrs). All should be taken with food and can be hard on your stomach, kidneys, and blood pressure. ...Read more
SAM-e is used for treatment of depression and other conditions. Is it important to use enteric coated tablets if I take it?
No: The only reason to take an enteric coated medicine is if the original formula upsets your stomach. SAM-e is a supplement and not a medication and is not therefor regulated, anything may be in it. Please use with caution. If you are taking other antidepressants please tell your doctor about any supplements/homeopathic treatments you are also taking as there may be dangerous interactions. ...Read more
How come some people say enteric coated asprin is not as good as uncoated when taking for preventative purposes?
Ok for daily: Enteric-coated aspirin is great for daily prevention. But for someone having a heart attack right now, they need to chew regular aspirin without the coating so it's absorbed right away. ...Read more
What is the % of people who develop problems from taking a baby asprin per day? Does enteric coated actually make any difference?
It can: The enteric coated offers some protection, but it still depends on the sensitivity of your stomach lining to Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen found in Motrin and advil (ibuprofen). For a detailed discussion of pros and cons of aspirin, please see my blog at http://mdprevent. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being. Html. ...Read more
Enteric coated medications are coated to limit stomach upset. The effect on the kidneys is unaffected by enteric coating.
If you take the medication, i.e.aspirin, as recommended you should be safe vis a vis effect on the kidneys. In the absence of pre existing renal disease, only an overdose is risky. ...Read more
I drank two beers with one 325mg Enteric Coated aspirin unknowingly that there could be an interaction. Is it safe to drink anymore beer today?
Underlying problem?: Alcohol intake has its own risks. However, one aspirin with three beers is unlikely to cause a medical catastrophe UNLESS the stomach lining is damaged. A stomach lining that is compromised by chronic alcohol use, ulcers, gastritis, excessive use of pain killers aka NSAIDS (to name a few) may worsen with aspirin use. Enteric coated aspirin is usually the safer aspirin to use. ...Read more
I'm still sore and having pain from my IBS and usually I take one enteric coated peppermint pill but is it ok to take two? It's 0.2 ml each pill.
Yes: It should be fine to take another enteric coated peppermint pill today. Hope you feel better soon. If symptoms are getting worse instead of better please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more
I got some enteric coated peppermint oil capsules for IBS cramping. You take 3 pills a day. It helps a little. Is it ok to take for months or years?
Peppermint oil often reduces symptoms of IBS and appears safe to take for years. While safe and effective, it provides only symptomatic relief. I advise also trying to address the underlying causes, which are often related to overgrowth of yeast or unfriendly bacteria in the intestines and food sensitivities. See http://bit. Ly/17hz82A
A low FODMAP diet may help. A holistic doc can help treat this. ...Read more
I'm 2 months pregnant and I have bad ibs, I have had to stop amitriptyline and mebeverine. Are enteric coated peppermint tablets safe please? Thanks
Peppermint: The best reference person in this regard is your OB doc. He knows your history and what's good and no so good, so i'd urge you to call him. Also, I am in doubt that peppermint would be helpful with ibs altogether. There's a good chance it may improve on its own, so if it is not very bothersome, i'd rather have you watch your symptoms. ...Read more
If you have AFIB and take enteric coated 81 low dose aspirin and it leaves big blood splotches on your skin, can you just take half of one every other?
Every case is unique: This is a complex, specific medical issue, how YOUR a-fib should be treated to minimize stroke/embolism risk. This is a web resource best for general information. You have a doctor who knows your specific characteristics, risk factors and who made this recommendation. That's the person you need to speak with. When things get complicated you need one MD who serves as your care team leader. ...Read more
Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity? Best one?
Fish oils: No publicly available for comparative data to answer your question, so you are on your own. Interestingly there are no universally accepted outcome data supporting use of fish oils in this manner, so consider sparing the worlds oceans! ...Read more
Does peppermint oil supplement need to be "enteric coated" for it to benefit the colon? I have bowel issues such as diarrhea and spasm.
Hi Doctor, I got my periods on January 11. I fell down and broke my ankle on January 26. The orthopedic surgeon prescribed me pain medication-ibuprofen and hydrocodone/acetaminophen tablets on addition to coated aspirin. I was on levothyroxine medication
Status migrainous: This may be status migranous (if classic migraine features are present) and when it persists and escalates for days, it may require IV treatment in ER or urgent care with more potent medications (ex: Toradol) to get aborted. By now its unlikely triptan class abortive (ex:imitrex, zomig) would work. In the interim try naproxen as it is longer acting. ...Read more
Hello. I'm 23 yrs old. I just hurt my back at the gym and now im in a lot of pain. I took 1 800mg ibuprofen n still in pain. Can I take 1 more?
You may after 6 hrs: Do not exceed 3200 mg in a 24 hour period. ...Read more
Yes: I know this online forum is here to answer questions but I think it's also imperative that patients tell their physicians everything they're taking. And buy all their medications from same pharmacy so pharmacist can look for interactions too (doc should do so too). And in this day & age, patients have same access to drug interaction database as physicians. Yes, vicodin & Ibuprofen can be taken tog. ...Read more
Daily hypoglycemic attacks?!?! I eat once a day -an overdo ativan n Advil (ibuprofen) pm. And my CNS overworked
Be Kind To Yourself: Blood glucose levels are influenced by when and what we eat. Eating once a day is unhealthy and can lead to problems with one's blood glucose level. Symptoms of "hypoglycemic attacks" may include anxiety, shakiness, and confusion. I assume Ativan and advil (ibuprofen) pm are being used to treat these symptoms. Eat healthy meals at appropriate times and these symptoms may disappear. Be kind to yourself. ...Read more