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Can I take ibuprofen with antibiotic?

Can I take ibuprofen with antibiotic?

Usually YES: Double check with your pharmacist when you pick up the antibiotic - about a possible drug-drug interaction. If already started, look at the accompanying list of advice from the pharmacy or drop by and ask the pharmacist.
As to a general clinical answer, usually 'yes'. ...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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Can u take Advil (ibuprofen) if you're on antibiotics?

Can u take Advil (ibuprofen) if you're on antibiotics?

Advil (ibuprofen): Yes unless there is a specific contraindication you cannot, please see an md. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) while being on antibiotics?

Advil (ibuprofen): Unless there is a specific contraindication you should be fine. ...Read more

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Should I take Advil (ibuprofen) if im taking antibiotics?

Should I take Advil (ibuprofen) if im taking antibiotics?

If you need it: You can take advil (ibuprofen) along with antibiotics without any additional risks. Each drug will carry its own individual risks for side effects and toxicities which will be unchanged. The advil (ibuprofen) can cause stomach inflammation, increase in blood pressure and fluid retention etc. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics with advil (ibuprofen)? Thanks in advance.

Can I take antibiotics with advil (ibuprofen)? Thanks in advance.

Definitely, yes: Advil (ibuprofen) 2-3 tabs. Every 4-6 hours for pain control and inflammation reduction is recommended. The maximum daily dose is 3200 mg per day. There is no interaction with an antibiotics medication. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics and I have a headache. Can I take advil (ibuprofen)?

Maybe..: Ok to take advil with with most antibiotics. If you are on levauin, cipro, or avelox, best to take tylenol (acetaminophen). Ok to take advil with amoxil, zithromax, bactrim. ...Read more

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My son is taking vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) and antibiotics after wisdom teeth removal, he's had a fever I'd like to know if he can take an extra tablet of just ibup.

My son is taking vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) and antibiotics after wisdom teeth removal, he's had a fever I'd like to know if he can take an extra tablet of just ibup.

Call the office: An elevated body temperature might occur during the first day or two. Be sure to have him drink plenty of fluids and get out of bed to walk around two or three times a day. If fever persists you need to call the surgeon's office. If there is to increase the dose of any meds also consult with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I've been given antibiotics for an abscess along with ibuprofen and paracetamol. Can I take all three of these medications at the same time?

I've been given antibiotics for an abscess along with ibuprofen and paracetamol. Can I take all three of these medications at the same time?

Pick Two:: Take the antibiotic definitely, and pick ibuprofen; don't have to take paracetamol. Make sure you don't take Ibuprofen in empty stomach, eat something before. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my dentist gave me a antibiotic and asked me to take ibuprofen if I have pain. It is safe to take both together?

Yes: You can take both together but as long as you are not taking other medications. If your are taking more meds, consult with your pharmacist. The dentist gave you an antibiotic because you have an infection. You need to be sure to return to the dentist because an antibiotic is temporary help. You need to treat the offending tooth. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection, not from a cold been using ear drops and ibuprofen and that has helped. Will it go away or will I have to take antibiotics?

I have an ear infection, not from a cold been using ear drops and ibuprofen and that has helped. Will it go away or will I have to take antibiotics?

Yes it will: The majority of ear infections (70-80%) will go away on their own over 3-4 days. After that time, especially if you have a fever, you should be seen. A decongestant antihistamine combination might be slightly helpful. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen an antibiotic?

No: Ibuprofen is a NonSteroidal Anti inflammatory and analgesic drug and not an antibiotic ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give childrens Advil (ibuprofen) and antibiotic?

Is it possible for me to give childrens Advil (ibuprofen) and antibiotic?

Yes: These can be given to a child at the same time. They do not interfere with one another. ...Read more

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I think the overuse of antibiotics and ibuprofen over the years caused my hyperplastic polyps. Am I wrong to think so? Found lesions in small intestin

I think the overuse of antibiotics and ibuprofen over the years caused my hyperplastic polyps. Am I wrong to think so? Found lesions in small intestin

Hyperplastic growth: Hi Ken, No is the short answer, hyperplastic small bowel polyps is usually a genetic disorder called Peutz-Jehghers Syndrome. This runs in families and there are usually brown pigmented spots around the mouth and lips. ...Read more

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Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Likely Yes: If you did not notice large pill fragments in your vomit, then 1 hour likely was enough time to absorb much of your pills. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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My son has been having on and off fever all day, he just had his antibiotics a half hour ago, is it safe to give him children's Advil (ibuprofen) right now?

My son has been having on and off fever all day, he just had his antibiotics a half hour ago, is it safe to give him children's Advil (ibuprofen) right now?

Yes: You can give fever meds without worry. They do not interfere with the effectiveness of the antibiotic.Try not to give fever meds more often than they are due, 6 hours on advil or 4 on tylenol (acetaminophen). I do not wake kids for fever meds and I don't necessarily use them if the kid is playful and drinking well. ...Read more

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