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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 use to have bad period cramps as a teen. Now i get bad cramps in some cycles&the pain is 1 day, advil works for me. Should i test for Endometriosis?

I use to have bad period cramps as a teen. Now i get bad cramps in some cycles&the pain is 1 day, advil works for me. Should i test for Endometriosis?

Low risk: Usually cramping and pain from endometriosis increases with time, starts before menses start and persists for several days, and may also involve pain with urination and stooling. If you have not having cramping every cycle and are getting relief with Advil, it is unlikely that you have endometriosis. ...Read more

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I took 16 Aleve (naproxen) pills & 14 Advil pills within a 10 hour period. this was 24 hours ago & today all i had was a stomachache. am i ok by this time?

I took 16 Aleve (naproxen) pills & 14 Advil pills within a 10 hour period. this was 24 hours ago & today all i had was a stomachache. am i ok by this time?

Probably: You most likely caused extensive gastro,intestinal irritation or perhaps an ulcer. Don't know your age, but if older than 60 might have caused some kidney damage.,blood tests, and stool,for blood testing will tell this. You did not say why you took these meds, but if you were trying to harm yourself, you will need mental health help,as well to,avoid any repeat episodes. ...Read more

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Period cramps are very bad &I take 600 mg of gel Advil (ibuprofen) to stop pain for a while and then another 600mg bc it is so unbearable such heavy pain. Normal?

Period cramps are very bad &I take 600 mg of gel Advil (ibuprofen) to stop pain for a while and then another 600mg bc it is so unbearable such heavy pain. Normal?

Can be helped: Yes period cramps can be debilitating for some women, however, it is not necessary to consider these as normal. Contact your GYN for a work up and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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The left side of my head has been hurting for days.I take Advil (ibuprofen) to stop the hurting?

The left side of my head has been hurting for days.I take Advil (ibuprofen) to stop the hurting?

Chronic Headaches: Constant headaches should always be evaluated asap as there could be an underlying medical condition causing the pain. Factors involved in headaches include stress, physical trauma, sleep disorders, and previous history of headaches but headaches are not common to start at your age; call your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I take Advil (ibuprofen) for pain but I'm trying to conceive will that stop me? I heard tyenol is better to take will tyenol stop conception as well? Pls help!

I take Advil (ibuprofen) for pain but I'm trying to conceive will that stop me? I heard tyenol is better to take will tyenol stop conception as well? Pls help!

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer: I advise all my patients who are pregnant or trying to conceive to stop ibuprofen. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a better option. I also advised avoiding aspirin unless you have a history of poor pregnancy outcomes such as severe hypertension. Try to stay hydrated and find other ways to cope with pain such as surrounding yourself with positive influences. ...Read more

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My gyn said take Advil (ibuprofen) to stop bleeding; my GI said large dose of Advil (ibuprofen) increases risks for colon bleeding. How can same drug have opposite effects?

My gyn said take Advil (ibuprofen) to stop bleeding; my GI said large dose of Advil (ibuprofen) increases risks for colon bleeding. How can same drug have opposite effects?

Advil (ibuprofen): Perhaps you misinterpreted the instructions. Advil (ibuprofen) would be for pain or cramping. It is never used to 'stop bleeding'. Large and prolonged doses of drugs such as advil (ibuprofen) can lead to ulcers and GI bleeding, but not usually in low or temporary dosing. ...Read more

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