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Ibuprofen (Overview)

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 cramps, or minor injury.


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What does ibuprofen contain?

What does ibuprofen contain?

Ibuprofen: The med is called Ibuprofen (generic name). The medicine is in a class of meds called NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drug) which reduce swelling, relieve pain and reduce fevers. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Overview)

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 cramps, or minor injury.


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Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

See below: 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 cramps, or minor injury. ...Read more

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4 year.old daughter had tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just said giver her Advil ?

4 year.old daughter had  tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just  said giver her Advil 
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Pain management: Pain following tonsillectomy can be quite troublesome in children. Management of pain should consist of Tylenol and perhaps prescription narcotic pain relievers. Motrin and Advil can inhibit platelet aggregation (clotting). Since bleeding is a complication following tonsillectomy, an alternative might be more appropriate. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between prescribed ibuprofen and store bought?

I want to know what is the difference between prescribed ibuprofen and store bought?

Dosage: Over-the-counter Ibuprofen is available only in the 200mg strength. Higher dosages (400, 600, 800mg) require a prescription. ...Read more

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Can you take propranolol if you use ibuprofen? I've been doing it with no problems but heard it's not good

Can you take propranolol if you use ibuprofen? I've been doing it with no problems but heard it's not good

Probably shouldn't: 2 reasons - both meds can increase potassium & high potassium can stop the heart. It's very hard to re-start a heart when high potassium is the cause. Also, ibuprofen decreases the effect of propranolol, so it won't work as well for controlling heart rate & blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol more effective than ibuprofen?

Is paracetamol more effective than ibuprofen?

No: Paracetamol is same is Acetaminophen ( aka tylenol ). Effect/efficacy of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen is individual and depends on your genetics and pain type. Generally there is no supeiority or inferiority. In some specific instances Ibuprofen will be preferre due to a anti inflamatory effect. ...Read more

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