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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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About to take a prescribed Adderall IR 10mg tablet right now at 9:00pm, would it be okay to take an advil pm at around 2:30am to be able to sleep?

About to take a prescribed Adderall IR 10mg tablet right now at 9:00pm, would it be okay to take an advil pm at around 2:30am to be able to sleep?

What??: If you are taking Adderall (a stimulant) at 9 pm - that is why you aren't sleeping. Take the Adderall much earlier in the day - and you may not need any sleep aid.

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I'm on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a day and I can not sleep to save my life. I'm so tired I can't stand it. Is it safe for me to take 2 Advil pm?

I'm on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a day and I can not sleep to save my life. I'm so tired I can't stand it. Is it safe for me to take 2 Advil pm?

No interaction: It would be unlikely for these medications to interact with one another if taken in recommended doses. Since some people find that the diphenhydramine makes them feel groggy in the morning, melatonin may be another option to consider as a sleep aid.

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Could you take singulair (montelukast) and rynatan-nf with Advil pm or some other sleep aid?

Could you take singulair (montelukast) and rynatan-nf with Advil pm or some other sleep aid?

Drug interaction: Checker (Drugs. Com) showed possible moderate drug interaction- "Using chlorpheniramine together with diphenhydramine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems". (Rynatan contains chlorpheniramine).

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Last night I drank took an aleve (naproxen) 5 hours later and went to sleep woke up with stomach pains. Then at 11 pm took an advil and got stomach pains am I ok?

Last night I drank took an aleve (naproxen) 5 hours later and went to sleep woke up with stomach pains. Then at 11 pm took an advil and got stomach pains am I ok?

Probably: But it's a bad idea to combine Aleve, (naproxen) which is a NonSteroidalAntiInflammatoryDrug (NSAID) with alcohol. They can both have a toxic effect on the lining of your stomach. Should you develop blac, tarry stools, or vomiting, consult your physician at once

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Hi, I take celexa every afternoon and lately I have been having trouble falling asleep. Is it okay to take Advil pm at night?

Generally: Using Celexa (citalopram) together with ibuprofen may increase the risk of bleeding. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly or have kidney or liver disease. Using diphenhydramine together with citalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Sleep hygiene is best for improving sleep. Best regards.

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How can I explain to my doctor that I want to stop. Taking advil (ibuprofen). Pm. And something to help fall asleep and something to decrease appetite.

How can I explain to my doctor that I want to stop. Taking advil (ibuprofen). Pm. And something to help fall asleep and something to decrease appetite.

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What are the dangers of drinking Neuro SLeep and taking Advil Liquid Tablets 400mg which is 2 pills?

What are the dangers of drinking Neuro SLeep and taking Advil Liquid Tablets 400mg which is 2 pills?

None: If it is Neuro Sleep on Amazon it contains 3 mg Melatonin. No problems with that and OTC Advil liquid.
The Advil liquid can irritate the stomach so take with food.

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I am taking 10 325 norco every 6 hours with 2 benedryl and 3 Advil due to recent heart ablations I normally take 10mg of requip amd 10md of Valium at night to sleep but I am out of Valium so I am taking tamazapam instead of Valium I am not sleeping but 4

I am taking 10 325 norco every 6 hours with 2 benedryl and 3 Advil due to recent heart ablations I normally take 10mg of requip amd 10md of Valium at night to sleep but I am out of Valium so I am taking tamazapam instead of Valium I am not sleeping but 4

Call your Dr: Your condition requires consultation with prescribing doctor. He/she knows you and can find quick solution. Do not hesitate to call your doctor, it can be as simple as new prescription or may be you require office visit.

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I gave a 3 yr old 7ml of motrin at 10pm and he's asleep but extremely hot so I was thinking to give him advil (ibuprofen) instead. Is this okay to do now?

I gave a 3 yr old 7ml of motrin at 10pm and he's asleep but extremely hot so I was thinking to give him advil (ibuprofen) instead. Is this okay to do now?

Same: Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin are the same drug. Just different names. If your child has a high fever, they should be examined to insure that there is not a treatable bacterial infection present.

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How long does advil pm stay in urine?

How long does advil pm stay in urine?

A mixed bag: Plain Advil would not be an issue at all - but the PM part has benadryl that might cause a false positive in certain tests. Even that should be okay after a full day or two since the last pill (half life short) but bring the bottle w/ you to reflect the cause if there's a problem. They should be familiar w/ this common issue. Try to feel innocent if you really are! Best wishes.

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How long until Advil (ibuprofen) pm kick in?

How long until Advil (ibuprofen) pm kick in?

30-45 min: Over the counter sleep medications typically take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. They must be digested and absorbed through the stomach and into the bloodstream.

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How long should I wait after taking an Advil PM, to take ibuprofen?

How long should I wait after taking an Advil PM, to take ibuprofen?

Advil=Ibuprofen.: Being they're essentially one in the same, you'd want to separate them by at least six hours.

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I been taking advil (ibuprofen).pm for a long time now to sleep. I take 8 at night the 2 more next hour. I want to quit how can I should I make a.docotrs. Appt?

I been taking advil (ibuprofen).pm for a long time now to sleep. I take 8 at night the 2 more next hour. I want to quit how can I should I make a.docotrs. Appt?

Not usual addiction: You need to lower the dose to NO MORE THAN 4 in an 8 hour period--NOW. The excess in 'sleep' agent at higher doses can cause symptoms that keep you awake. Hi dose ibuprofen can permanently damage kidneys and tax liver. After a couple nights, lower dose again to two tablets (like instructions say). Should see a Dr--if insured, can call # on back of card to get names accepting new pts near you.

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) pm cause insomnia if you take it too long and use high doses?

Can Advil (ibuprofen) pm cause insomnia if you take it too long and use high doses?

No: Insomnia is not its known side effect, although the'pm"part is benadryl (diphenhydramine)... Which can sometimes cause an opposite reaction (excitation instead of sedation). You can check this out by taking the regular advil (not the pm-kind).

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