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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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My 11-yo son has been getting bad headaches in temples last three nights. He had minor concussion a few months ago - not sure if related. Could just be a migraine - have been alternating ibuprofen/tylenol, minor relief. What else should we do?

My 11-yo son has been getting bad headaches in temples last three nights. He had minor concussion a few months ago - not sure if related. Could just be a migraine - have been alternating ibuprofen/tylenol, minor relief. What else should we do?

Probably unrelated: A concussion can cause headaches and/or lower the threshold for a headaches shortly after the concussion (within a couple of weeks). However, it's hard to connect these headaches now with a concussion months ago. Think about other causes of headaches- stress, low blood sugar, eye fatigue/poor vision, infections, dehydration, etc. Of course, see your pediatrician if not improving. ...Read more

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Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches. Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches. Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Ask your doctor if: He would recommend giving you imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) opioids, tricyclic antidepressants/tca etc. Have ur blood pressure checked. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Webmd. Com/migraines-headaches/default. Htm? Names-dropdown=id. Http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures. ...Read more

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Every month a week before I start my menstrual I get bad migraines. I take Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Neither one works. What can I do to help.

Every month a week before I start my menstrual I get bad migraines. I take Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Neither one works. What can I do to help.

Menstrual migraines: You may have menstrual migraines. This is a specific type of Migraine associated with the hormonal changes before menses. Have your doctor evaluate you for this. Often it can be avoided by using continuous lo dose oral contraceptive pills ...Read more

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I get bad menstrual migraines. Nothing helps. A friend get relief from 2 Advil and 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) taken together. Is this safe?

I get bad menstrual migraines. Nothing helps. A friend get relief from 2 Advil and 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) taken together. Is this safe?

Should be safe: Yes, this is safe, as long as you do not use it often. If you use this three days in a row and not at all otherwise, this should be safe. Exceptions would be for people with kidney or liver disease, or for people who take other medications. ...Read more

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Which is better for a migraine feverfew vs Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil?

Which is better for a migraine feverfew vs Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil?

It depends: Feverfew will do nothing to help an acute migraine but if taken daily has been shown to prevent migraines. For an acute migraine Tylenol works better for some, Advil (ibuprofen) better for others, though Excedrin Migraine which combines acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine is a good choice too. Many herbs, stress reduction and diet changes can also prevent migraines. See http://tinyurl. Com/zf6hg23 for more. ...Read more

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Having migraines and sometimes they will get so bad I'll throw up in the morning Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) don't work at all! Any help?!

Having migraines and sometimes they will get so bad I'll throw up in the morning Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) don't work at all! Any help?!

See a specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil/Tylenol, or any pain reliever for migraines, while on the pill? I am on COC called Micropil.

Is it ok to take Advil/Tylenol, or any pain reliever for migraines, while on the pill? I am on COC called Micropil.

Yes: Hi Sara, Both Advil and Tylenol are safe to take while on a COC. If you take Advil, make sure you take it with food and a full glass of water to avoid stomach upset. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Taking 20mg generic lexapro (escitalopram) daily, 1mg klonopin as needed (rarely), can I take 100mg sumatriptan occasionally for migraine, Advil/Tylenol does nothing?

Taking 20mg generic lexapro (escitalopram) daily, 1mg klonopin as needed (rarely), can I take 100mg sumatriptan occasionally for migraine, Advil/Tylenol does nothing?

Lexapro (escitalopram) Headache: I understand your distress. Thank you for informing about Anxiety and IBS. Lexapro (escitalopram) and Stress can cause headache. Using Sumatriptan together with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, unresolved feelings of hurt, resentment, lack of support, loneliness, work and finances. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

A decongestant: Is needed too. One that doesn't raise your blood pressure. Treats the cause rather than just the headache. Excedrine migraine seems to work well for the headache. A visit to your ENT to address the source best. ...Read more

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5 wks preg! Elevated LFTs: ALT: 73, AST: 43. I was taking ibuprofen 600mg and Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1200mg as needed for migraines- once a week. Can it be meds?

5 wks preg! Elevated LFTs: ALT: 73, AST: 43. I was taking ibuprofen 600mg and Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1200mg as needed for migraines- once a week. Can it be meds?

Does not add up: You cannot be a 58 year-old male and be pregnant. In any case, the patient needs to be under the care of a doctor to monitor the pregnancy. In the mean time stop taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) as it is toxic to the liver. ...Read more

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I took 2 excedrin 5 hours ago. Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen now for my migraine?

I took 2 excedrin 5 hours ago. Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen now for my migraine?

Should be fine as: Excedrin only contains acetaminophen as the pain reliever along with aspirin, not ibuprofen. Though taking too many medications will make some things worse. Be careful and wait for the medications to take effect rather than reaching for more pills. And get some sleep if you can, which helps migraines a lot (personal experience :)) ...Read more

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Can I take mefanamic acid if I've just taken 400mg of ibuprofen? I'm having a terrible migraine attack.

Can I take mefanamic acid if I've just taken 400mg of ibuprofen? I'm having a terrible migraine attack.

Migraine: You can take it but both of them are same class of medications and sometimes that can irritate stomach. Tylenol can also be taken with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have had a migraine for 17 hours now. I tried Imitrex (sumatriptan) and ibuprofen with no help. Any suggestions?

Rescue Option: At this point you need to get a professional intervention examples: sumatriptan sc injection dhe IV injections valporate iv etc. In the future try preventive approach. Rec.: see headache specialist (neurologist). ...Read more

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Severe migraine tip please I took 2 advils (ibuprofen) and there not working I feel nauseous and cant find my excedrin?

Severe migraine tip please I took 2 advils (ibuprofen) and there not working I feel nauseous and cant find my excedrin?

Triptans: Are Migraine specific medications which generally target your symptoms well. (Meds like sumatriptan). You need to be evaluated to see if they are appropriate for you. If you have never used them, you could be quite surprised at how effective they are. If this is a new symptom, you need immediate evaluation. If this is a chronic event, you may need to be on preventive medication. ...Read more

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Hi I have had headaches in back left side of my head they are unbearable. No Advil (ibuprofen) or migraine pills help what else can I do?

Hi I have had headaches in back left side of my head they are unbearable. No Advil (ibuprofen) or migraine pills help what else can I do?

See MD: A severe ha, especially the wost headache of your life, always deserves a good evaluation by a doctor who can order all the things needed to make sure there is nothing life threatening and then make a proper diagnosis and treatment. Go see your md. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more