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How Fast Does Advil Work
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
In what way?: It can relieve pain of certain types and if it relieves pain a can allow a person to relax and go to sleep. It can also allow person to function more normally.However one must always consider the type of medicine it is, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatoryand it can have significant side effects including kidney problems intestinal bleeding problems water retention among the most prominent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everytime i had a headache, i took some medicine(advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.
Light sensitive: People with headaches/migraines are often sensitive to the light. If it is happening frequently, something to prevent it from happening. Still, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
My back started randomly hurting at work, ive been using ice heat and advil but its still hurting a lot what else can I try to speed up recovery?
See below: Prostaglandins are pro-inflammatory chemicals in the body that trigger pain. When prostaglandins are blocked, it results in less pain. To block prostaglandins in the body, your doctor may prescribe otc nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as Ibuprofen (advil® and motrin®) and Naproxen (aleve®). ...Read more
I have sharp/achy pain near my collarbone/shoulder. No injury/right side/worsening day by day. Advil doesn't work. Doesn't feel like injury. Help ?
Be checked: There are many potential causes and you should consider being checked. Probably the two most common are a rotator cuff tear or a pinched nerve in the neck. If it hurts to raise you arm over your head, rotator is more likely. If it does not make it worse, or even helps to raise arm over head, pinched nerve is more likely. Again, consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
My friend takes 14 Advil PM's to sleep.
Apparently it takes that many to work.
He's 25 around 5'7-5'9 & on the slim side. What effects can this have?
Try alleve: Most over the counter meds will work for aches and pains but people respond differently to meds; so be careful and you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
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