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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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??
Not encouraged, but: ...fortunately the Alka Seltzer has aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine. The Advil (/ibuprofen) will behave similarly to the aspirin as both are in the NSAID family. Isolated mistake will not cause problems, but not recommended for regular use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does taking ibuprofen interfere with surgery? I took ibuprofen though it was recommended to cease all medications prior to surgery. Should the surgery be canceled?
Bleeding risk!!!!: Ibuprofen, unlike tylenol (acetaminophen) interferes with the clotting mechanism of blood. We generally recommend stopping it atleast a week before surgery. The type of surgery would dictate whether it should be canceled. Please talk to your surgeon about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Its 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 doesnt 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?
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