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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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I had bad reaction from expired midol complete and ibuprofen cold & sinus with pseudoephedrine taken together. What do I do?

I had bad reaction from expired midol complete and ibuprofen cold & sinus with pseudoephedrine taken together. What do I do?

Drug Reaction: What was your reaction? If you are well enough to be posting this question, I'm not sure how bad your reaction was. If you are concerned, you should seek medical attention. You can also provide more detail and seek a consultation through Healthtap Prime. ...Read more

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Took a decongestant that included 200 mg ibuprofen and 30 mg pseudoephedrine, can I also take my usual 10 mg ambien (zolpidem)?

Not recommended: Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't cause restful sleep. You can wake up groggy and tired. If you're taking ibuprofen, you must have food in your stomach in order to prevent gastritis or a stomach ache. Also since you're taking pseudoephedrine, that could keep you up all night. That's only indicated for very short term use. So taking Ambien (zolpidem) would not help if you're also taking it all together. ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed ..the pseudoephedrine version and Advil (ibuprofen) pm together?

Can you take sudafed ..the pseudoephedrine version and Advil (ibuprofen) pm together?

Sudafed and Advil (ibuprofen): Plain Advil and Sudafed can be taken together as long as you do not have any history of serious side effects to either agent. Take for a short period of time, 7-10 days. Advil also has a preparation for congestion. Advil Congestion contains Ibuprofen and Phenylephrine. Phenylephrine is not to be take with Sudafed. Make sure it is regular Advil (Ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Can i take following ingredients together? Ibuprofen 400mg, guaifenesin 1200mg and pseudoephedrine 60mg. Thanks

Can i take following ingredients together? Ibuprofen 400mg, guaifenesin 1200mg and pseudoephedrine 60mg. Thanks

You can: But you have to know the maximum dose you can take a day of each of these medicines and their side effect. Ibuprofen for pain has to be taken with food. Guaifenesin to loosen secretions, and pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) for decongestant with side effect of rapid heart rate, anxiety and increase BP temporarily. Also consider all the precautions for pregnancy and ulcer, etc.. They don't have interactions. ...Read more

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I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

I am taking penicillin and sudafed but my head is banging, can I also take ibuprofen?

Head pain: Yes, as long as you do not have a contraindication to ibuprofen, such as an ulcer or kidney failure. If the pain you feel is sinus pain, you may need a saline nasal spray to loosen up the mucus so that it can drain. Nasocort will help also. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take sudafed, benedryl and ibuprofen together?

Possible with cautio: Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Ibuprofen are all otc, labels should be read carefully and care not to exceed recommended doses, they don't interact but use caution with multiple drugs. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) or sudafed sinus while I am on Zithromax???

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) or sudafed sinus while I am on Zithromax???

Yes: This should not be a problem, but it is always advisable to check for interactions with your friendly pharmacist who has a computer program which is updated continuously. ...Read more

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