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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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25 Yr old female about 160 pounds. I was told I have the flu I have a sore throat and low fever 102.7. How many mgs of ibuprofen can I take?

25 Yr old female about 160 pounds. I was told I have the flu I have a sore throat and low fever 102.7. How many mgs of ibuprofen can I take?

2400 mg per day.: If a person has normal kidney function then a person can take up to 2400 mg per day of ibuprofen. However, this should only be for a short time. Long term use of ibuprofen has many side effects including stomach and intestinal inflammation, kidney injury and possibly even heart problems. ...Read more

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Can someone here tell me please how much ibuprofen can I take?

Can someone here tell me please how much ibuprofen can I take?

Deopends on weight: Average adult dose is ussually 600 mg which is 3 pills of over the counter ibuprofen, Motrin or advil. If your weight is less than 90 lb than take 400 mg. ...Read more

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How long after taking 800 mg of.Ibuprofen can I take 2 excedrin?

Talk to your doctor: Ibuprofen lasts about 6-8 hours. Take excedrin as directed after that. Nsaids can cause ulcers and life threatening bleeding. Talk to your physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Different medication: Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drug), and loratidine is an antihistamine. They are not structurally similar, and being allergic to one does not make you more likely to be allergic to the other. ...Read more

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I am allergic to ibuprofen, can I take lortab.?

Lortab not an NSAID: Lortab contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) that is not an NSAID (aspirin like medication) and does not cross react with ibuprofen. However lortabs do contain hydrocodone, a narcotic, that is potentially addicting so should be used with great caution. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with TMJ. An OB prescribed me narcotics that doesn't work.the only thing that work is ibuprofen. Can I take low dosages at 8 weeks?

I was diagnosed with TMJ. An  OB prescribed me narcotics that doesn't work.the only thing that work is ibuprofen. Can I take low dosages at 8 weeks?

You definitely : Cannot take ibuprofen during your third trimester, so you need to find an alternative now, there are doctors that specialize in TMJ problems ...Read more

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Pilonidal cyst - infected. Can't sleep, too much pain. Will it go away on its own? I'm too embarrassed to show doctor. How much ibuprofen can I take?

Pilonidal cyst - infected. Can't sleep, too much pain. Will it go away on its own? I'm too embarrassed to show doctor. How much ibuprofen can I take?

See a doctor: See a doctor immediately. It sounds infected and will only worsen if it is not drained. This needs to be drained and then in the future removed with a formal surgery. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that is not responding to ibuprofen, can I take aspirin with it or paracetamol?

Not a great idea: I wouldnt take Aspirin with another anti inflammatory. It could increase odds for bleeding in your stomach. Take on or the other. ...Read more

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How many mgs of ibuprofen csn I take in a 24 periid horribile toithache cant get to see dentist for one week ive taken 1800 mgs already since 6am toda?

How many mgs of ibuprofen csn I take in a 24 periid horribile toithache cant get to see dentist for one week ive taken 1800 mgs already since 6am toda?

Dose: 3200 mg total divided into 4 800mg doses administered every 6 hours. But it won't matter. The intensity if the infection will overpower the pain killer. You have to get this very serious infection under control NOW. You need to see a Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or Endodontist immediately. Please make the time to do so. ...Read more

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