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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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How long does it take to get Advil (ibuprofen) out of your body?

How long does it take to get Advil (ibuprofen) out of your body?

1 day on average: Assuming normal kidney and liver function, no significant drug interaction, and used in normal dosages, it takes about a day for the medication to clear the body.

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Please explain how long does it take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) to kick in?

Please explain how long does it take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) to kick in?

About: 45 minutes to an hour. It depends on how full the stomach already.

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How long does it take to get rid of facial nerve inflammation? I use ice and as needed Advil (ibuprofen) but it keeps coming and going so I can't predict results.

How long does it take to get rid of facial nerve inflammation? I use ice and as needed Advil (ibuprofen) but it keeps coming and going so I can't predict results.

Facial Nerve: Do you have Bell's Palsy and facial drooping? Facial Nerve is mostly motor so what makes you think you have "Facial Nerve inflammation" and not Trigeminal nerve or sensory facial neuropathy? Why do you have this? Could it be dental or sinus related pain? Need to see a doctor.

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How long does it take to get aleve (naproxen) out of my system, I think the salt in it is causing edema. I'm taking advil right now instead. Stopped taking it sat?

How long does it take to get aleve (naproxen) out of my system, I think the salt in it is causing edema. I'm taking advil right now instead. Stopped taking it sat?

Naproxen sodium: After three days, naproxen should be out of your system. Some NSAIDs can cause edema. Restrict your salt intake, especially processed foods for the next few days and see your doctor if edema isn't getting better.

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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 had a small drink about 4 hours ago how long do I have to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

I had a small drink about 4 hours ago how long do I have to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

OK now.: Unless you have significant underlying liver disease or are a big drinker you are fine with a single drink and a reasonable dose of acetaminophen.

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Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

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.

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My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose sx's: May include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate.Can be fatal

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How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin?

How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin?

Stick with cheap: Stick with advil or aleve. The over-the-counter forms are cheap. Celebrex (celecoxib) is prescription only and very expensive. They all have similar effectiveness.

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I have chronic migraines, and think I might also be having rebound has from advil (ibuprofen). If I stop taking it, how long should it take for the has to go away?

I have chronic migraines, and think I might also be having rebound has from advil (ibuprofen). If I stop taking it, how long should it take for the has to go away?

May not work: You likely have chronic daily headache patterns, and could well be prompted by your advil (ibuprofen) usage, which is not uncommon, but your Fioricet will make this even worse, and Amitriptyline will be unlikely to break up this headache pattern. In short, see a neurologist who specializes in headaches, and get your med program totally revamped. Might also check in with dentist re teeth and/or jaw issues.

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How long do I have to wait to take nyquil cold which has acetominaphen after taking 1 advil (ibuprofen)?

How long do I have to wait to take nyquil cold which has acetominaphen after taking 1 advil (ibuprofen)?

You don't: Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are in different classes / families of medicines, so you can take them together if desired.

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How long can a person safely take Advil, a 200 mg dosage daily? Does switching to aspirin make a difference, or do they both harm the body same?

How long can a person safely take Advil, a 200 mg dosage daily? Does switching to aspirin make a difference, or do they both harm the body same?

Why do you need to: Take this medication daily. If you are in pain all the time, you need to consult a doctor to find out why and address the underlying cause. No medication is entirely safe and taking any medication daily for a long time will have adverse side effects. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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My low back feels really bad right now. Been 5 days. When I stand for too long it hurts. I can't bend forward fully. Dr told me to take advil (ibuprofen).

My low back feels really bad right now. Been 5 days. When I stand for too long it hurts. I can't bend forward fully. Dr told me to take advil (ibuprofen).

See comments + below: Most people suffer low back pain on occasion. Most cases of low back pain subside on their own or with the help of OTC analgesics. See a physician if: very severe pain or no improvement in several weeks; if history of trauma; if muscular weakness in one or both legs; if new bowel or bladder incontinence; if history of cancer; if numbness or tingling in legs or buttocks; if fever or IV drug abuse

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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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I have had a headach four 7 days on my left side of my head right behind my eye. It starts right when I wack up and it gets hurting more every hour in tell I take 4 Advil and lay down and put ice on it for hours and then that does not work all the time.

I have had a headach four 7 days on my left side of my head right behind my eye. It starts right when I wack up and it gets hurting more every hour in tell I take 4 Advil and lay down and put ice on it for hours and then that does not work all the time.

First: First of all vodka and advil (ibuprofen) is a dangerous combination. This could adversely affect your liver and could cause liver damage and possibly failure which could be lethal. The maximum amount of advil (ibuprofen) is 3200mg/day and no more than 800mg every 6 hours. An over the counter advil (ibuprofen) tab is 200mg. As far as your headache goes, if it has been present for 7 days then this definitely warrants a medical evaluation. It sounds like a cluster headache. Your doctor will be able to tell you what their diagnosis is after a complete evaluation and give you appropriate treatment. Best of luck.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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