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Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Kidney stones: can be very painful and sometimes require narcotics such as morphine for pain control. Have your doctor prescribe stronger medication, and also make sure that you don't have an associated kidney infection. ...Read more

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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How harmful is taking ibuprofen pain medication while drinking?

Somewhat: Most drugs function best if not taken with alcohol as absorption rates are modified. ...Read more

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My father have pain in a leg from the top to the bottom is being days already and all he took was advil (ibuprofen) andwhat medication he can get over the counter?

More info needed: More description of his symptoms is needed but if the Pain is in his buttock and radiates down the leg, sciatica is suspected. This is usually caused by pressure on a nerve root in the back by a bulging or ruptured intervertebral disc. Nonprescription pain relievers consist of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/nsaids like Advil or Aleve. If pain persists he needs to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

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 more

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I'm allergic to ibuprofen. What other medications should I avoid?

I'm allergic to ibuprofen. What other medications should I avoid?

NSAID's: There is a good chance that you would be allergic to other nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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If im allergic to ibuprofen what other medications should I avoid?

If im allergic to ibuprofen what other medications should I avoid?

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

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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?

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

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and OTC sinus medication at the same time?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and OTC sinus medication at the same time?

Don't 2x same med: Look out for doubling up on the same medication, make sure that the active ingredients are not the same in each medication - in this case Ibuprofen (the stuff that advil (ibuprofen) is made of). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more

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2 weeks since gum surgery for new crown. Taking pain medication, advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours. Sometimes pain wakes me. Is this normal?

Not at all: See the Surgeon ASAP for follow-up. You should be on nothing stronger than warm salt water rinses. Get in there tomorrow. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have asthma and costochondritis i been on a medication called ibuprofen , i feel weird after i take it because my right lower part of my belly hurt.?

Side effect: Anti-inflammatory medications can cause stomach irritation. Take Ibuprofen with food when you need it, but see your doctor if the pain lasts more than a few days. ...Read more

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Headache for a week-nothing helps. What should I do? For the past week I have had a headache. I've tried ibuprofen, excedrin, & sinus headache medication. I've used hot a compress and a cold compress. Nothing seems to help. I'm not sure what to do at

Headache for a week-nothing helps.  What should I do? For the past week I have had a headache.  I've tried ibuprofen, excedrin, & sinus headache medication.  I've used hot a compress and a cold compress.  Nothing seems to help.  I'm not sure what to do at

?sinus infection: A sinus infection and/or sinus allergies can cause a week long headache. The diagnosis depends on where the headaches are in your head. Are they by the cheekbones and forehead? Those are the typical areas of pain if the sinuses are involved. Are you having fevers? Green or yellow mucus? You may need an antibiotic. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils since one month without fever or cough that are not releaved by ibuprofen and some other medications. I'm afraid of tonsillecto?

I have swollen tonsils since one month without fever or cough that are not releaved by ibuprofen and some other medications. I'm afraid of tonsillecto?

Just swollen or: Or are they sore also? Does it hurt to swallow? Has anyone you have been near been ill? Do you otherwise feel ok? Do the tonsils have a white-yellow coating over them? Very, very, very rarely some types of cancer can present as swelling in the throat. Some times the swelling can be persistent after viral infections. If it has been a month, seeing a doctor for an exam could give you piece of mind. ...Read more

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Can medication(hydrocodone, ibuprofen and penicillin be passed to me through semen and affect my birth control ?

Can medication(hydrocodone, ibuprofen and penicillin  be passed to me through semen and affect my birth control ?

Birth control: This is more than unlikely. Although I always say that nothing is impossible this comes very close. Would not worry about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No problem : You may have some stomach upset though. Just don't take any more for a day or so, if pain killers are needed, use acetaminophen, (Tylenol), wish you well ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

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

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I've been allergic to ibuprofen and i was wondering all the medications that consist of ibuprofen?

Too many: There are many medications that contain ibuprofen. The best advice is to read all labels and if you are not sure of the ingredients then speak with the pharmacist or doctor first. ...Read more

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Which medication helps best with migraines? Ibufrofen, parecetamol, nurofen or advil (ibuprofen)? I get them all the time!

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

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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?

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 more

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What medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

What medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

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

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Can I take other medication with paracetamol ie ibuprofen ?

Can I take other medication with paracetamol ie ibuprofen ?

Yes: Paracetamol is tylenol (acetaminophen). It works by different mechanisms than ibuprofen.
Be sure however to keep daily dosage of tylenol (acetaminophen) to less than 4000mg - ideally less than 2000mg for extended use.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Recommendation : If you f have fever ibuprofen can be helpful, but you can not take it on empty stomach. Only after the meal or with milk. Possible that last night was a new onset of new illness. ...Read more

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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 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?

Should not!: Ibuprofen does not affect the uterine lining, but can augment bleeding because of its affect on bleeding. What is the problem you are dealing with that brings up the issue. Why are you taking the nsaid? ...Read more

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Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen ?

Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen ?

Yes: yes any medication can be the culprit. I would stop the medication and contact your physician. Take care. Allergies can be rough. ...Read more

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