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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 8 year old son swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) gel 400 mg. By mistake. Will that effect him. What should I do.

My  8 year old  son swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) gel 400 mg. By mistake.  Will that effect him. What should I do.

Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) is dosed according to weight and it is the Ibuprofen component that we are concerned about. A child can take up to 10 mg per kg in single dose. ...Read more

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Can I use voltarol and ibuprofen gel on my neck at the same time ?

Can I use voltarol and ibuprofen gel on my neck at the same time ?

Probably will not he: These two gels are very similar. While it is not recommended to use both it will probably not hurt you. It will probably not help either. I would recommend choosing one, and using acetaminophen orally if you are not doing so. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) gel if i'm pregnant because i have hard flu?

Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) gel if i'm pregnant because i have hard flu?

Not recommended: Advil contains ibuprofen, which belongs to a medication group that is called non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). NSAIDS are not recommended in pregnancy, because they can cause damage to the "plumbing" of the baby's heart, with fatal consequences. ...Read more

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Can I use naproxen and ibuprofen gel at the same time?

Can I use naproxen and ibuprofen gel at the same time?

Naproxen & ibuprofen: No . Please do not use together as they are the same class of drug so you will be getting a double dose and will potentiate the side effects which includes gastritis, possible GI bleed and kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can I use ibuprofen gel in early pregnancy? The box says don't use if over 6 months but thought i'd check. I have sprained my trapezius muscle. Thanks

Can I use ibuprofen gel in early pregnancy? The box says don't use if over 6 months but thought i'd check. I have sprained my trapezius muscle. Thanks

Have not read label: I think the best policy is 2 stay away from ibp 4 ur entire pregnancy, and most drugs do the most harm in the 1st trimester ; 2nd.The safest time would b the 3rd trimester, though i would not recommend taking ibp any time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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