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Spotting for two weeks straight after period. Celibate for 7yrs, not on birth control. Herniated dics. Taking ibuprofen 800mg & metaxalone 800mg. Anemic?

Spotting for two weeks straight after period. Celibate for 7yrs, not on birth control. Herniated dics. Taking ibuprofen 800mg & metaxalone 800mg. Anemic?

See a doctor: Anemia would not cause this, but the medications you're on for your back could cause this. You may also be having anovulatory bleeding, and could benefit from some hormonal supplementation. ...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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I get pain shooting down leg, worse in morning. Low back problems, but no compression on recent mri. Motrin and metaxalone help. Possible reasons?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Kidfney failure: Long term excessive use of motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, Ibuprofen etc is associated with severe kidney damage. Do no take more than 200 mg of Ibuprofen and try to minimize intake. ...Read more

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Can I take vicodin 5/500 n ibuprofen 800 together?

Can I take vicodin 5/500 n ibuprofen 800 together?

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

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Headache several days in row I've taken Tylenol n ibuprofen nun seems to help?

Headache several days in row I've taken Tylenol n ibuprofen nun seems to help?

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

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Did I take too much ibuprofen?

Did I take too much ibuprofen?

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

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Is 1000 mg of ibuprofen too much?

Is 1000 mg of ibuprofen too much?

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

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Why might someone take ibuprofen?

Why might someone take ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen: I stops lots of aches and pains. Quickly. Works for gout as well. ...Read more

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What are nuprin (ibuprofen) effex?

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

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Am I ok taking a 600 mg ibuprofen?

Am I ok taking a 600 mg ibuprofen?

As long as you: Don't have any contraindications - this is within normal dosing for adults. ...Read more

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Is 800mg of ibuprofen an overdose?

Is 800mg of ibuprofen an overdose?

Not if you are an: Adult. Are you considering an overdose? - if so please get help at your nearest emergency room now. If you are just concerned about dosage -please check prescription to see how it was prescribed for you. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 12 ibuprofen?

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

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Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

See below: 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

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What is impact of taking 500mg of ibuprofen?

What is impact of taking 500mg of ibuprofen?

The Usual: Adult dose of ibuprofen is 400 mg (two pills) every eight hours. 500 mg would be well tolerated by most healthy adults. If you have a specific problem, arrange an inbox consult with me at:
www. Healthtap. Com/dr-douglasdds
and I'll try to help. ...Read more

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How many ibuprofen is it safetotake in oneday?

2400 mg: Generally the maximun dose of Ibuprofen is 800 mg 3 times a day for total of 2400 mg Ibuprofen has potential side effects such as gastric irritation and increased bleeding etc etc. So take with caution and if symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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Metaxalone (Definition)

It is a muscle relaxant, commonly prescribed in the us as skelaxin (metaxalone). It's used to treat muscle spasms, such as those associated with back pain. It is ...Read more


Skelaxin (Definition)

Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more