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Advil (ibuprofen) vs toradol, which is better?

Advil (ibuprofen) vs toradol, which is better?

See below: Advil (ibuprofen) is otc and toradol is prescription. Toradol is much stronger than advil (ibuprofen) but has more possible side effects.

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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If a person took 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake vs Advil (ibuprofen) for migraine what can be expected.

If a person took 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake vs Advil (ibuprofen) for migraine what can be expected.

Headache: Sedation, drowsiness, possibly dizziness, and all other effects and collateral effects of lorazepam. Try to avoid any future mistakes, only take what is prescribed for you. Migraine would still be there if Ibuprofen was the treatment and nobody took the tablet, unless symptoms spontaneously subsided. Ask your dr. Good luck.

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I have cirrhosis and am on the transplant list. Liver team told me no more than 2grams tyenol/24hrs. Orthopaedic who is treating torn rotor cuff suggested Advil (ibuprofen) vs tyenol. Kidney metabolizes advil (ibuprofen)?

I have cirrhosis and am on the transplant list. Liver team told me no more than 2grams tyenol/24hrs. Orthopaedic who is treating torn rotor cuff suggested Advil (ibuprofen) vs tyenol. Kidney metabolizes advil (ibuprofen)?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs Advil: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (t) is metabolized by the liver and advil (a) is not, so a can be used for pain relief without harming a liver that is already diseased. A does have some side effects, such as causing stomach problems as well a rare cases of renal failure, which are reversible once a is stopped. Speak to a gastroenterologist about your need for pain relief, rather than an orthopedist for your answer.

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Can I take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's?

Can I take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's?

Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem. Why are you having the pain, get that resolved so that you don't have to take that much medicaiton.

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with lithium?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with lithium?

Carefully: Advil (ibuprofen) may increase lithium blood levels by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. This could lead to lithium toxicity. One study that tested high-dose (1800 mg/day) Ibuprofen said "lithium dosage may need to be reduced in some patients following initiation of Ibuprofen therapy." the effect may be less at low doses or if advil is used rarely. Consult with your prescriber.

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Can I take 4 Advil (ibuprofen) at one time?

Depends.: If the advil (ibuprofen) are 200 mg Ibuprofen and you are an otherwise healthy person with no contraindications. No pregnancy, no GI bleeding, no renal insufficiency. That is a prescription dose and we only recommend high doses like that with professional counsel. It's better to stick with the dose on the bottle unless your personal physician has instructed you otherwise. High dose nsaids have risk.

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) PM every night?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) PM every night?

Not Tylenol (acetaminophen): The PM part yes. But, taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) daily is extremely hard in the liver. Use the generic for Benadryl. That is what causes sedation.

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Could I purchase Advil (ibuprofen) without id?

Advil (ibuprofen) purchase: Advil (ibuprofen) (plain, not sinus) can be purchased without identification.

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for more than 10days?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for more than 10days?

It depends: This question is not so straightforward because it depends on many things such as why you are taking it, how much you are taking, other medications you are taking and what medical conditions you might have.

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How much Advil (ibuprofen) can I take in 24 hours?

How much Advil (ibuprofen) can I take in 24 hours?

1800mg: You probably should not exceed 1800mg a day. This all depends on your age, weight, renal function, and any comorbid medical conditions you might have. There is no one right number.

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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.

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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.

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How long should I wait after taking an Advil PM, to take ibuprofen?

Advil=Ibuprofen.: Being they're essentially one in the same, you'd want to separate them by at least six hours.

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Do you think I should go to the gym still if I take advil (ibuprofen)?

You can: What problem caused you to take advil (ibuprofen) in the first place? Your answer will determine if going to the gym is advisable.

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