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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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I developed hives all over my body; could it be from too much ibuprofen? I took some antihistamines (3)

I developed hives all over my body; could it be from too much ibuprofen? I took some antihistamines (3)

Not necessarily: Ibuprofen allergy can cause hives and it is mostly not dose dependent. However there may also be many other causes for hives and viral infection one of the more common ones. If antihistamine does not help. Consult your doctor but be sure not to take any more ibuprofen until proven otherwise. Other types of NSAID can usually be tolerated if you turn out to be allergic to ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Can I give a toddler ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes: They can safely be given together in most situations to an otherwise healthy toddler. ...Read more

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Took benadryl (diphenhydramine) about 48hrs ago. Is that out of my system by now to take ibuprofen pm?

Took benadryl (diphenhydramine) about 48hrs ago. Is that out of my system by now to take ibuprofen pm?

Yes: Good that you asked, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is available in many formulations, need not exceed the recommended dosage /day from all sources ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ibuprofen with alcohol? Is it safe to take these together?

No it is not: No it is not as it will cause increased sedation and increses the risk of stomach bleeding due to ibuprophen. ...Read more

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Get mild hives from motrin, aspirin; will I also get them from tylenol (acetaminophen)? Had hives, flushing 8 hrs after tyl but off antihistamines & itchy anyway.

Get mild hives from motrin, aspirin; will I also get them from tylenol (acetaminophen)? Had hives, flushing 8 hrs after tyl but off antihistamines & itchy anyway.

Probably not: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a different calss of medication to Motrin or aspirin, the latter of which are called nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Coupled with this tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy is uncommon. ...Read more

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I have been treating my 4 year old for a cold flu type virus she had ibuprofen at 9 pm and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 1030 mucin ex dm at 11 I thought I was giving T?

I have been treating my 4 year old for a cold flu type virus she had ibuprofen at 9 pm and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 1030 mucin ex dm at 11 I thought I was giving T?

Mgt: I would recommend using ibuprofen only for pain and a temperature of 101 or above. The benadryl (diphenhydramine) should be discontinued. A pediatric cough syrup can be used, but is not generally recommended. Using a nasal saline rinse can help to reduce post nasal drip and cough. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for an ibuprofen allergic reaction in his eye. 24 hours later, there is little improvement. What do I do next?

My 4 year old is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for an ibuprofen allergic reaction in his eye. 24 hours later, there is little improvement. What do I do next?

Are you sure of the: Diagnosis? A localized allergic reaction to one eye? I would recommend getting your child looked at again. I worry more about a periorbital cellulitis. Take him back to his doctor for another look. ...Read more

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My husband doctor has him taking a Z pack and Amox-Clav 875mg and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). He has a huge headache and wants to take an 800 mg ibuprofen. Can he?

My husband doctor has him taking a Z pack and Amox-Clav 875mg and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). He has a huge headache and wants to take an 800 mg ibuprofen. Can he?

Yes, if/ Headache: If he is not allergic and has no bleeding, kidney, or liver problems, yes, he can. Does he have a sinus infection or is the headache so bad it could be something worse like meningitis, encephalitis, spontaneous hemorrhage...? Does he have fever and cold symptoms? Does he have sputum production or facial pain? He can also rinse out his sinuses with sterile saline drops/spray to help. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) an antihistimine?

No: It's considered and NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory) that works for pain, fever, and inflammation. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to take an anti histamine with ibuprofen and codeine?

Yes....but: It should be fine. Be careful if you use a sedating antihistamine (like benadryl) as this will compound the sleepiness of codeine. ...Read more

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She was stung by common nettles - a huge amount of them but they pain hasn't subsided over 4 hours despite anti histamine cream, cold bath and aloe Vera and ibuprofen - should pain still be felt after this amount of time?

She was stung by common nettles - a huge amount of them but they pain hasn't subsided over 4 hours despite anti histamine cream, cold bath and aloe Vera and ibuprofen - should pain still be felt after this amount of time?

Age for submissions: I am sorry but Health Tap requires you to be at least 16 years old to submit a question. You can have an adult or someone who is 15 or older submit a question for you. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil cold & sinus with benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a clartin?

Can you take Advil cold & sinus with benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a clartin?

Yes: But why do you need both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin at the same time? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may dry up the nose a little but will make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after taking a Advil cold & sinus medicine?

Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after taking a Advil cold & sinus medicine?

Medicine: Read ur label. Advil cold and sinus might have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it. If it does not then go ahead. ...Read more

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If someone is having an allergic reaction to motrin, can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

If someone is having an allergic reaction to motrin, can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

Yes: If the reaction is severe or includes swelling of the throat, shortness of breath, lip or tongue or throat swelling the patient should seek emergency care by calling 911or going to the local emergency room. ...Read more

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I've taken 2 caritins within 6 hrs. Its not working can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Advil congestion and allergy relief?

I've taken 2 caritins within 6 hrs. Its not working can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Advil congestion and allergy relief?

Overmedicating: You have already taken twice the daily maximum dose of an anti-histamine. It is very unlikely that any more anti-histamine will make any difference other than over medicating you. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken 2 hours after Advil cold sinus?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus has diphenhydramine, the chemical name of benadryl, you should not take extra Benadryl afterwards. Read the medication label, there are many preparations of advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus. ...Read more

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