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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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My bun is 25, not drinking water &abusing aleve, (naproxen) motrin, drinking protein drinks. Can it reverse with proper care?

Please stop: BUN 25 not of real concern as long as creatinine normal. This is probably the high protein diet. However you are playing with fire with the Motrin and aleeve as this turkey could cause even kidney failure without warning (not to mention stomach ulcer or bleed). ...Read more

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Did i take too much ibuprofen?

Did i take too much ibuprofen?

If you took more: than the directed amount - then it was too much. If you took an overdose - call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk . ...Read more

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Am i ok taking a 600 mg ibuprofen?

Am i ok taking a 600 mg ibuprofen?

As long as you: Don't have any contraindications - this is within normal dosing for adults. ...Read more

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Took 1800 mg of ibuprofen should i be concerned ?

Took 1800 mg of ibuprofen should i be concerned ?

Not worried : That dose is okay to take daily under a doctor's care but exceeds the daily over-the-counter dose. However, what is not known is how long the 1800 mg daily dose can be taken safely without causing hypertension, stomach ulcers and other problems. ...Read more

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I took 1000 mg of ibuprofen, am I going to be okay?

I took 1000 mg of ibuprofen, am I going to be okay?

Y R U taking it?: The usual dose is 10 mg per kg per dose every 8 hours up to 800 mg per dose or up to a 176 pound person. Doses above that don't usually help and increase side effects. Most common side effects are stomach upset (possible ulcer). As with most things in life, on the one hand but on the other hand. ...Read more

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What happens if i take 6000mg of ibuprofen até onde?

What happens if i take 6000mg of ibuprofen até onde?

Ibuprofen: the usual single dose of ibuprofen is 400 - 600mg. 6000 mg is 7.5 times the maximum single dose. This dose if taken very often may result in GI problems and or renal problems so be careful ...Read more

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I'm 113lbs and I accidentally took 1600mg of ibuprofen . Should I be concerned ?

I'm 113lbs and I accidentally took 1600mg of ibuprofen . Should I be concerned ?

Healthy otherwise?: Although not helpful to take too large a dose of ibuprofen, a single dose in an otherwise healthy person should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can i take Valium with ibuprofen?

Can i take Valium with ibuprofen?

Yes: There are no contraindications to taking these medications together. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen with tusenex?

Can I take ibuprofen with tusenex?

Probably Not a Prob: If you mean Tussionex, which is Hydrocodone and Chlorpheniramine, there shouldn't be a problem. Tussionex is a combination opiate and antihistamine and ibuprofen is a pain killer/anti-inflammatory related to aspirin; neither should do any damage to the other or to you if you use them as directed.Tussionex will probably make you drowsy and ibuprofen could upset your stomach, but nothing too serious ...Read more

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Should i stop taking ibuprofen while ttc?

Should i stop taking ibuprofen while ttc?

What is TTC?: We would have to clarify what ttc is to allow me to help you with this question. ...Read more

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Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) with butal ?

Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) with butal ?

Generally Yes: Most times it is ok to take advil (ibuprofen) with butalbital, however if the version of medicine contains Aspirin i would caution against the long term use of both medicines together since they can cause GI upset/ulcer, bleeding and even kidney damage. ...Read more

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Can i take dayquil and ibuprofen together?

Can i take dayquil and ibuprofen together?

Yes: Unless reported, there is no contraindication if you take both medicines for two different reasons. Nevertheless, you must check with your doctor if this is safe for how long. Long term use of Ibuprofen may hurt your liver. ...Read more

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Can i take ibuprofen and theraflu together?

Yes: Theraflu contains Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) as its pain reliever. Taking Ibuprofen with it would be safe. When taking theraflu, it is very important to not take take additional tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) since tylenol (acetaminophen) overdosing is rather easy to do and can damage your liver. ...Read more

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Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) and penicilin?

Yes: There should be no issues with that combination. ...Read more

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