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What is the mechanism and effect of ibuprofen and ambroxol in our body ?

What is the mechanism and effect of ibuprofen and ambroxol in our body ?

See below: Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that blocks the formation of inflammatory agents made by cyclo-oxygenase from arachidonic acid. Ambroxol is secretolytic agent used to treat respiratory diseases associated with thick or excessive mucus. ...Read more

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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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What is the mechanism by which pain relievers, like advil, (ibuprofen) work?

What is the mechanism by which pain relievers, like advil, (ibuprofen) work?

See below: Prostaglandins are pro-inflammatory chemicals in the body that trigger pain. When prostaglandins are blocked, it results in less pain. To block prostaglandins in the body, your doctor may prescribe otc nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as Ibuprofen (advil® and motrin®) and Naproxen (aleve®). ...Read more

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You sprained your ankle and are told to take ibuprofen to reduce inflammation. What is the mechanism of action for this drug?

It is an inhibitor: It works by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to prostaglandin, which is converted by other enzymes(which are mediators of pain and inflammation. By blocking this pathway, you get pain relief and reduced inflammation. ...Read more

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You sprained your ankle and are told to take ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation. What is the mechanism of action for this drug?

You sprained your ankle and are told to take ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation. What is the mechanism of action for this drug?

Ibufrofen, an NSAID,: Is an anti-inflammatory medication. Its nature is to calm down inflammation. Ankle sprains need ice and antiinflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen in the 1st 24-48 hours to combat swelling and inflammation, then heat afterwards to improve mobility. Add on compression in the way of ankle support and that is the basis for treatment for mild to medium sprains. ...Read more

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I took 54 ibuprofen how am i still alive?

Get help: You should call your local poison hotline now, or seek help at a local medical facility or er. Do it now. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?

Can I take 2 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen 800 mg for what source of pain? Different pain medication works differently for different people. Regardless I would not recommend more than 600 mg. More than that will not likely help. You can add 300 mg extra strength Tylenol for better pain control. However find out what is causing your pain and address the cause. Speak to your own doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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I took 1600 mg of ibuprofen. What do I do?

I took 1600 mg of ibuprofen. What do I do?

Call poison control!: Please call Poison Control now. 1 (800) 222-1222. How bad this is depends on many factors, including your overall health, and other meds, drugs,alcohol you may be using. Did you do this on purpose to hurt yourself? Is so, please call 911 right away! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I overdosed on ibuprofen?

Can you tell me if I overdosed on ibuprofen?

Uncertain?: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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What happens if i take 200mg of ibuprofen a day?

Not much bad: 200mg can help stiffnes and sometims sleep as well. Side effects tend to be dose related. Low risk with 200mg once a day and high risk with 800mg 4 times a day. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when you take 9 ibuprofen?

I'm curious what could happen when you take 9 ibuprofen?

What strength?: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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What could happen if I took 17 Advil (ibuprofen) at once?

What could happen if I took 17 Advil (ibuprofen) at once?

Advil (ibuprofen) overdose.: Depends on the dose of each pill. Are you considering taking an overdose? If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I took 24 grams of ibuprofen today what can I expect to happen?

I took 24 grams of ibuprofen today what can I expect to happen?

Ibuprofen overdose: You can end up with severe diarrhea as well as bleeding from various organs such as your kidneys and intestines. If this was a suicide attempt seek psychiatric help. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when you od on advil (ibuprofen)?

I'm curious what could happen when you od on advil (ibuprofen)?

Overdose on Advil (ibuprofen): An overdose of Advil (ibuprofen) can cause gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney failure, seizures, mental status changes, and death. It depends on how much you take and your health before you took it. ...Read more

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Im 17 and ihave just taken 2 400mg of ibuprofen as i thought thy were 200mgs. will i be ok?

Im 17 and ihave just taken 2 400mg of ibuprofen as i thought thy were 200mgs. will i be ok?

Yes: 800 mg of Ibuprofen is a safe dose. You should have no problems. The biggest side effect of motrin is stomach upset. Make sure you have something on your stomach. ...Read more

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