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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 it okay to take Motrin during your period?

Is it okay to take Motrin during your period?

Motrin is ok: Yes Ibuprofen and in its many forms, Motrin IB etc is ok to take during your period and it may work better than tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps. ...Read more

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Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?

Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?

PMS: Premenstrual syndrome is what it sounds like you are describing. The most common psychological symptoms are mood swings and the most common physical symptoms are fatigue and body aches. Timing is usually 4 days prior to 3 days after menses start. There are many good options for treatment including exercise and diet and also medication. Talk to your doctor about what you can do. ...Read more

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Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but i do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can i still have endometriosi?

Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but i do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can i still have endometriosi?

It is unlikely!: Pain on penetration may be related to other factors, like: lack of adequate arousal and/or lubrication. You have to work on this issue together with him! You may have endometriosis, but this has to be evaluated differently!! ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran, (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Am having horrible period cramps and feel like puking, I took 600mg Motrin, is not helping. Also on Prilosec.

Can I take Zofran, (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Am having horrible period cramps and feel like puking, I took 600mg Motrin, is not helping. Also on Prilosec.

Rub A Dub Dub: Yes, you can. Have you also tried soaking in a hot bath? Also try this: lie on your back on the floor next to a couch and place your legs on the seat of the couch (sort of like sitting on a chair but you're in a different position).Lie still and gently rub your lower stomach area, or have someone else do it.Try that after the bath, while your whole body is still warm. Cover yourself to retain heat ...Read more

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My doctor said I'm not supposed to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin because of my recent IBS like symptoms. I'm having horrible period cramps. What can I take?

Ibs and cramps: irritable bowel is usually treated with high fiber diet and lots of liquids. Not sure why your doctor said no to tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin unless he gave you some other med for pain which might interact with the OTC pain meds. I would have to disagree with your doctor on that one and advise you to take an anti inflammatory drug like Motrin (but always with food to prevent an ulcer or upset stomach) ...Read more

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Vicodin prescribed for horrible periods, unable to take motrin due to gastritis. Drank 3 alcoholic beverages yesterday, ok to take 1 vicodin today?

Vicodin prescribed for horrible periods, unable to take motrin due to gastritis. Drank 3 alcoholic beverages yesterday, ok to take 1 vicodin today?

Should not take : First of all if you have gastritis you should not be drinking alcohol as alcohol can cause and worsen gastritis. Second alcohol and vicodin should not be mixed. ...Read more

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