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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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Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take all the time for pain?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take all the time for pain?

Not agood idea: Probably not a good idea since it may cause gastrointestinal upset, GI bleeding, cardiac problems and especially kidney toxicity. You should seek medical advice as to why you are in need of a medicine for pain relief. ...Read more

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Is 800 mg Advil (ibuprofen) pm safe to take?

Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) 800 mg is a high dose especially taken everyday can cause ulcer, damage kidneys, bleeding etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil after xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes: I can find no interaction between these drugs. However, everyone's health and chemistry is different. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take if I have a prolonged QT interval? How much is safe daily?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take if I have a prolonged QT interval? How much is safe daily?

Ibuprofen: It usually does not cause QT prolongation and maximum dose varies with individual but for average 70 kg person up to 2400 mg would be okay in a day if you don't have other medical problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil cold and sinus and Zantac (ranitidine) at the same time?

Is it safe to take Advil cold and sinus and Zantac (ranitidine) at the same time?

Probably: There is nothing in the medical literature abut a major drug interaction, but minor drug interactions are possible. Prob best advice is to not take them at the same time, separate but at least 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read more

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Can u take an Advil for a headache if you're on celebrex (celecoxib)? If not, is there anything safe for a headache?

Can u take an Advil for a headache if you're on celebrex (celecoxib)? If not, is there anything safe for a headache?

You can: Advil (inhibit both cox-1 and cox-2) and Celebrex (celecoxib) (selective for cox-2) are almost the same group of drugs. There are over 200 types primary headaches. Once the right type is established the recommendation could be made. Re. See your pcp for the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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