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Ibuprofen Transdermal Patch
How long does fentanyl transdermal patch 75mcg/hr stay in system woman, 39, 168 lbs, on chronic opiod therapy?
51 hours: Once the patch is removed the medication has a half life of 17 hours. That means it is mostly gone by three half lives, or 51 hours. However, the chronic opioids that you are taking will still be in your system. ...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
Any location ok: There is a gel in the patch that dilates your blood vessels to help you absorb nicotine through your skin. Your body will absorb nicotine through the skin from any location on your body. Most people choose to use their upper arms because it its convenient. Remember to use a different site each day for each new patch to limit the risk of skin irritation. ...Read more
Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?
Sancuso = granisetron in a transdermal patch. A study compared the granisetron patch with granisetron pills. Statistically speaking, there was "non-inferiority;" in other words, one was as effective as the other. The advantage is in the convenience of the patch compared with taking a pill several times a day.
(study was by Boccia RV et al, published in Support Care Cancer. 2011;19 (10):1609.) ...Read more
Can I wear a flector patch (diclofenac) on two parts of my body (2 patches at once)? Can I take oral ibuprofen with patch?
Yes and no, but...: Yes, you can take flector patch on two parts of your body, but realize that the main ingredient, diclofenac, will be absorbed through the skin and therefore you are getting double the dose (externally and internally). It is an NSAID (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) and so you should take any other NSAID, such as ibuprofen, while using the patch; avoid prolonged use. ...Read more
My sunburn is so bad I can barely walk. What should I do? Aloe, cold water and ibuprofen are not helping. And now I'm noticing small purple rash like patches, but I'm not itchy.
Put the Fire Out.: You can start by having a doctor evaluate the true extent of the burn. A treatment plan will be more effective if you know just how bad it is. ...Read more
Drying up milk supply "cold turkey" as advised by my ob. In pain, taking 600mg ibuprofen/6hrs., I have lidocaine patches at home, can I use on breast?
Won't help: Pump and empty you breasts. Bind as tight as you can stand with wide ace bandage. Use sports bra over ace. Use this pocket to place frozen peas package. When showering turn back to water. No stimulation of breasts. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have this pain in the middle left side of my back that will not go away I've tried every pain med, nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, lidoderm patch...Help!?
Get re-evaluated: It seems that your pain is distressing/frustrating you from lack of response from med. And possibly not knowing exactly why. I would recommend seeing your doc again and express your concern--he/she may send you for xray/mri, pt, add/change med, or send you to a specialist for additional eval/treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more
Think have mastitis- Am engored, red patches on breast, chills, temp going up (100.6) took ibuprofen what else can I do before going to doc? Only pump
Few questions:: #1: Allergic to aspirin? Sometimes those folks react poorly to other NSAIDS. #2: How are your kidneys? If they are totally fine, you don't need renal dosing. #3: What other drugs are you taking? Will they interact? Go to my drug interaction link on my site to check. #4: How are you timing doses? If there are no issues, you can take 800mg every 8 hrs, or 600mg every 6 hrs. Max pain benefit at 600mg ...Read more
Yes, but: The more ibuprofen the more risk of side effects. Those side effects are dose-related, meaning the higher the dose, the more times per day and the more days you take it, the more problems you can get into- gastrointestinal, and kidney, especially. Then again it depends what health issues you have to start with. I usually recommend a high dose for about a week. Then you should see a ...Read more
Polypectomy, where?: If you mean nasal polyps removed surgically and were caused by drugs as aspirin or NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen), then better not take those drugs again and see an allergist for evalaution and possible aspirin desenstization. If otherwise, you need to follow the surgeon's advice on when to start any medication that would affect the surgery, best wishes ...Read more
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If you were in pain:
Not a typical response but I suppose if pain had you feeling depressed and Ibuprofen helped the pain then you could get happy feelings from it. It could also be purely coincidental.
I can't think of any other scientific reason that would happen. The only thing I found is that you can get mood swings with overdoses of nsaids (like ibuprofen). ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
Daily practice: 800mg 4 times a day is considered the most you should take. ...Read more
Not for long: These two doses are fine so long as you’ve spread them out by 8 hours. After that, go back to the recommended dose of 200 mg. High doses unsupervised by a healthcare professional for longer put you at risk of a stomach bleed. You get one of those, and you start losing blood fast, which can threaten your life. No joke. Not worth the risk. If you have pain for longer, please make an appointment. ...Read more
No: You may have already taken an anti-inflammatory as part of your pain pill, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Probably: As a one time thing this should not be much of a problem. Stomach irritation would be expected but would be temporary. I would never suggest more than half that dose at that size, with 600 mg being the adult dose. Longer term use may result in stomach and kidney injury. ...Read more