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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant sore throat, swollen glands, killer headache with body ache congested runny nose, sneezing, coughing. Organic marijuana vs Advil (ibuprofen) n such? .

19 weeks pregnant sore throat, swollen glands, killer headache with body ache congested runny nose, sneezing, coughing. Organic marijuana vs Advil (ibuprofen) n such? .

PLEASE call your OB: As you may have strep throat and cold or flu, take what your OB advises but you are not supposed to take either advil (ibuprofen) or organic majijuana if u are pregnant! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could I purchase Advil (ibuprofen) without id?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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'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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take advil (ibuprofen) daily? If not, what can I substitute with?

What for?: Depends on what you are taking the Advil (ibuprofen) for? Taking daily Advil (ibuprofen) could cause rebound headaches for example. It could also affect your kidneys especially if you had a condition that can affect those as well (like diabetes or hypertension for example).Depending on what type of pain you are taking it for will determine alternative treatments. See your doctor for evaluation and management of your pain ...Read more

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I think I may have damaged my nerve, but it has never happened before. Will Advil (ibuprofen) help?

I think I may have damaged my nerve, but it has never happened before. Will Advil (ibuprofen) help?

Advil (ibuprofen) may help: But allow your doctor to help you make the correct diagnosis as better treatment options may be available for "nerve damage". ...Read more

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If I took 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) pm one time then will it be okay? Will anything happen to me?

Should be fine: You should be fine. 800 mg is the maximum dose to be taken by adults at any given time. That dose can be irritating to the stomach so if it wasn't too long ago eat some food to buffer any possible irritation. This high of a dose shouldn't be taken on a regular basis over a long period of time as it can harm the kidneys. This dose should have offered pain relief, assuming that is why you took it. ...Read more

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I took 15 200mg Advil (ibuprofen) pills all at the same time why hasn't anything happen and its been 1-2 hours?

Overdose: Richard I'm not sure what you hope to happen, but you need to either call 911 or go to the ER right away. You obviously are trying to hurt yourself, but Advil (ibuprofen) is just going to damage you. If someone is home with you call for them or get them right now and have them take you to the ER. The National Suicide Hotline is 800-272-8255 ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 119 lbs female and I just took 10 200mg Advil (ibuprofen) capsules. What's going to happen to me?

What to do if I'm a 119 lbs female and I just took 10 200mg Advil (ibuprofen) capsules. What's going to happen to me?

Overdose: That is a serious overdose. Call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. You could have bleeding from your stomach or other organ damage. ...Read more

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I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later. For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without.?

Advil (ibuprofen) pm Addiction: I commend you for your honesty about Addiction on Advil (ibuprofen) pm.
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Speak out loud that you do not want pain and abdominal spasm, acid stomach, shortness of breath, unusual bleeding or bruising, tiredness or weakness.
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