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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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Can i take one extra ibuprofen 600mg from instructed twice a day because I have trouble sleeping with the pain?

Can i take one extra ibuprofen 600mg from instructed twice a day because I have trouble sleeping with the pain?

Pain Alternatives: You could also try alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg with Ibuprofen 600mg, 3 hours between each dose. Sometimes cold or hot packs to the painful area help. Finally, getting enough sleep is important for managing pain. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take suboxone-- I take 8mg x 2 film once a day in the AM-- and an OTC sleep med-- Advil (ibuprofen) PM, ZzzQuil-- at nite? Having trouble sleeping.

Is it ok to take suboxone-- I take 8mg x 2 film once a day in the AM-- and an OTC sleep med-- Advil (ibuprofen) PM, ZzzQuil-- at nite? Having trouble sleeping.

Generally yes.: In general it is medically acceptable to take suboxone with an OTC sleep med. You should however clear this OTC sleep med with the provider who prescribed the suboxone. This provider should have a pain agreement in place and taking certain medicines without his/her knowledge could violate that agreemeent. Also, although suboxone generally does not interact with OTC sleep meds, other meds could. ...Read more

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Was not sleeping well stressed about workload and feeling off like ear inf., why would i be prescribed lorazapam vs trying Advil (ibuprofen) pm or exercise. Std ?

Was not sleeping well stressed about workload and feeling off like ear inf., why would i be prescribed lorazapam vs trying Advil (ibuprofen) pm or exercise. Std ?

Lorazepam: This is a question you need to ask the physician who evaluated you for your problems. It's both impossible and unfair to "second-guess" the reasons something was prescribed, when we weren't present during your evaluation. We didn't see how you were at that time, and cannot possibly know all the factors your physician noted when prescribing as s/he did. ...Read more

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Taking 600-1000 mg ibuprofen daily, bad tooth. Can't afford the dentist just yet. Can this cause sleepless nights. Great difficulty in this area.

Taking 600-1000 mg ibuprofen daily, bad tooth.  Can't afford the dentist just yet. Can this cause sleepless nights.  Great difficulty in this area.

Seek treatment asap!: Local dental school, hospital based dental residency program, your local and state dental society, religious affiliation, & the following site are some good places to try to find resources for dental care: http://www.Freedentalcare.Us/ things will only get worse without treatment. Try to find a way to work things out. Good luck and feel better. Don't postpone treatment. At least check out options. ...Read more

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Bad shoulder bursitis. Heating pad, ice, ibuprofen or cortisone pills not working. Any exercises to help? Very bad pain, cannot sleep from the pain .

Bad shoulder bursitis. Heating pad, ice, ibuprofen or cortisone pills not working. Any exercises to help?  Very bad pain, cannot sleep from the pain .

Tricky: The shoulder is an incredible joint. However, with injury, we try to stop moving it. Thus, it has a tendency to stiffen up and make movement painful. It is often difficult to judge if it is the injury or the lack of movement that is more painful. Talk to your doctor and therapist and they will direct you to either push through, or rest. ...Read more

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Can 4yr old take prednisolone and ibuprofen at the same time, has fever and also croup, he is haveing have trouble sleeping, is this a side effect?

Can 4yr old take prednisolone and ibuprofen at the same time,  has fever and also croup, he is haveing have trouble sleeping, is this a side effect?

Yes: These two medications can be taken at the same time. Trouble sleeping can be a side effect of croup due to to the increased effort to breath, the coughing, and the fever. The prednisolone can help decrease the effort needed to breath. The ibuprofen will help soreness in the throat from coughing and the fever. Addressing all these issues at the same time can help the child sleep better. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Nuprin (Definition)

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