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Is Skelaxin An Ibuprofen
Spotting for two weeks straight after period. Celibate for 7yrs, not on birth control. Herniated dics. Taking ibuprofen 800mg & metaxalone 800mg. Anemic?
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
I get pain shooting down leg, worse in morning. Low back problems, but no compression on recent mri. Motrin and metaxalone help. Possible reasons?
Piriformis syndrome: Simple physical exam which involves internal rotation of the foot and direct pressure over piriformis can determine whether this is the cause. ...Read more
I am on Valium, Neurontin, Motrin, Zantac, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Tramadol. What kinds of long-term affects should I be aware of with that combination?
Too many meds for:
My liking. And more chance of side effects or other complications. The long term problems I would be concerned would be becoming addicted to one or more of these meds. AT least 3 of them are known to be addictive.
Discuss it with your Doc and share your concerns with her/him. ...Read more
I have been on motrin 800 and metaxalone 800 3x a day since feb. Also on Zantac (ranitidine) for stomach upset from m. Are there any long term effects? Ie: kidneys
Yes: I know this online forum is here to answer questions but I think it's also imperative that patients tell their physicians everything they're taking. And buy all their medications from same pharmacy so pharmacist can look for interactions too (doc should do so too). And in this day & age, patients have same access to drug interaction database as physicians. Yes, vicodin & Ibuprofen can be taken tog. ...Read more
Status migrainous: This may be status migranous (if classic migraine features are present) and when it persists and escalates for days, it may require IV treatment in ER or urgent care with more potent medications (ex: Toradol) to get aborted. By now its unlikely triptan class abortive (ex:imitrex, zomig) would work. In the interim try naproxen as it is longer acting. ...Read more
Hello. I'm 23 yrs old. I just hurt my back at the gym and now im in a lot of pain. I took 1 800mg ibuprofen n still in pain. Can I take 1 more?
You may after 6 hrs: Do not exceed 3200 mg in a 24 hour period. ...Read more
If you took more:
Than the directed amount - then it was too much. If you took an overdose - call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. 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. ...Read more
YES.: Maximum single dose in 800 mg for adults and maximum daily dose 2400 mg. BUT I do not recommend the max doses for more than a few days. Also certain contraindications for some patients may apply as well. ...Read more
See below: The side effects are similar to all nsaids. They include stomach/gi side effects such as stomach pain, GI bleeding etc. They can cause kidney function to be lower. Patients with heart problems need to be careful with this type of medication. Liver function abnormalities are rare. Skin rash are possible but again rare. Read all information regarding side effects of nuprin (ibuprofen). ...Read more
Dosage?: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...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 cramps, or minor injury. ...Read more