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Ibuprofen Jr Strength Medication
I purchased extra strength Advil (ibuprofen) today and took 2 pills 400 mg each then I took 2 more about 7-8 hours later in the evening was this bad?
Pills: No that is not bad but try taking one pill rather than 2. ...Read more
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
I rarely if ever take medications and i just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?
Yes but only if ...: Advil is a brand of ibuprofen while Excedrin is a branded combination of aspirin, acetaminophen & caffeine, assuming that I'm describing your version. If so, you can take these two meds 6hrs apart as you asked. However, do consider taking plain acetaminophen rather than Excedrin in order to avoid having high(er) dose aspirin in your system along w/ibuprofen. ...Read more
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read more
I've been allergic to ibuprofen and I was wondering all the medications that consist of ibuprofen?
Which medication helps best with migraines? Ibufrofen, parecetamol, nurofen or advil (ibuprofen)? I get them all the time!
Frequent migraines: People w frequent headaches should be examined by a physician. If known to have migraines, it's worthwhile knowing: Frequent use of migraine meds(eg sumatriptan) or acetaminophen (paracetamol) can cause "medicine overuse headaches." In other words, regular use of the headache med is now actually causing the headache. NSAIDS like naproxen (Aleve) can treat med overuse headache, as well as migraines. ...Read more
I had 2 AlkaSeltzer X-Strength + 2 Liquid Advil (ibuprofen) right after (I've no medical conditions). I didn't think of this until now, but what are the dangers??
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
None: You can typically mix most medications with motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be spaced out from motrin if additional anti-pyretic (fever) medication is needed. Childrens advil is the same medication and should not be given together. Antibiotics, or other medication can be given at same time. If you have additional concerns, you can request consult. ...Read more
NSAID's: There is a good chance that you would be allergic to other nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more
NSAIDs: First, ask your doc how allergic you are. In other words, what's your allergy. Upset stomach isn't an allergy but hives & swelling of tongue/lips are considered part of allergic reaction. Ibuprofen is part of the NSAID family. Other members are Naproxen & even aspirin. Remainder are only available by prescription so you need to chat w/your family doc anyway to be sure s/he knows what's going on. ...Read more
Depends on eating: Depends on what you eat. It's certainly a good idea not to have sugar drinks in your diet, however, if you calorie intake from diet is in excess of your daily needs, you may not lose weight at all. Address your calorie needs as well as your fluid requirements and keep active. Activity also helps with weight loss. ...Read more
I notice sometimes that when I take ibuprofen, it affects my performance in the bedroom. Is this normal for this or other medications?
Ibuprofen and BM's: Ibuprofen can cause irregular bowel movements, both diarrhea and constipation. Constipation tends to be more common, especially in the elderly. Increasing your dietary fiber intake may help. (your profile lists hydrocodone which is far more likely to be the cause of your problem). ...Read more
Is it true when you're pregnant the baby isn't affected by medications until after 6weeks? I was taking ibuprofen 800mg before I knew I was pregnant.
Headache every time i have exams at uni so what is the solution for headache due to stress while Advil (ibuprofen) and other calming medication doesn't work?
Calming techniques: Stress is more of a perceived problem, than an actual illness, so the phrase 'mind over matter' really applies here! When you feel a tension headache coming on, the best thing to do is take yourself away from the stressful stimulus, take some deep breaths, visualize a calm environment or something that really makes you happy or relaxes you, and the stress will melt away. Try it! ...Read more
Took 2 Advil (ibuprofen) liqui gels(200) at 12:30, 2 regular strength tylenols(325 each) 5:30, and another regular at 7:15pm. How soon safely can I take more?
Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more
Not recommended: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
I'm having a very bad toothache I took two extra strength excedrin around 30 minutes ago can I take 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?
Not smart: Adding overly large amount of one pain killer (anything more than 400mg Ibuprofen is not more effective than 400mg) to a large (extra strength aspirin) can do more harm than good. Pain caused by infected tooth (abscess). Pain killer will not cure infection. Antibiotics will only control, not cure, infection. See Dentist ASAP for appropriate Rx. That's the only way to fix your problem. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with gastritis. I finished all my medication but symptoms came back last night and I have a fever. Is 200mg ibuprofen ok?
Currently on xenical. If I take ibuprofen will either medication be affected by the other? If I take ANY pain killer will it be affected by xenical?
I took two 800mg of ibuprofen. Can that affect the uterine lining. When stopping the medication, how soon does the uterine lining go back to normal?
I have a headache and I took 2 Extra Strength Excedrin about 2 hours age. But I think I it is a sinus. When can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for cold and sinus?
Headache: It should go away in couple of hours or so. ...Read more