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Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take all the time for pain?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take all the time for pain?

Not agood idea: Probably not a good idea since it may cause gastrointestinal upset, GI bleeding, cardiac problems and especially kidney toxicity. You should seek medical advice as to why you are in need of a medicine for pain relief. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take acetaminophen and ibuprofen at the same time to combat period cramps?

Is it safe to take acetaminophen and ibuprofen at the same time to combat period cramps?

Yes: Nsaids (ibuprofen , advil etc) are felt to be more effective since they inhibit the production of the chemical that makes the uterus cramp. If you have pain that is not controlled by an NSAID at the recommended dose you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) also (at recommended dose). If your pain is not controlled with this, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take colchicine and ibuprofen at the same time for gout?

Is it safe to take colchicine and ibuprofen at the same time for gout?

Yes it is safe: If you have valid prescriptions and are under the management of a physician, yes you can take both medications for gout as there are no contraindications. Just watch out for the side effects of both drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Advil (ibuprofen) and vicodin at the same time?

Is it possible for you to take Advil (ibuprofen) and vicodin at the same time?

Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is possible to take them together. However, you need to take them with physician instruction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take motrin and percocet's at the same time?

Is it safe to take motrin and percocet's at the same time?

Yes: Percocet contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) and oxycodone. Motrin contain ibuprofen. It is safe to take them both at the same time. Do not take Percocet and Acetaminophen (tylenol) at the same time. It could damage your liver. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Aleve (naproxen) and Bayer at the same time?

Is it possible for you to take Aleve (naproxen) and Bayer at the same time?

Not wise to do: I would avoid this combination as it significantly increases the risk of GI irritation and possible bleeding. ...Read more

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It it safe to take some oxaprozin and tramadol at the same time?

It it safe to take some oxaprozin and tramadol at the same time?

Not likely: Not the best choice-they are quite similar: that'd be like taking advil + Aleve together. If you need that much pain relief (and you have no reason not to take tylenol (acetaminophen)), i'd use tylenol (acetaminophen) with 1 or the other for pain relief. Sounds to me like you might need some physical therapy, acupuncture: look up msm, digestive enzymes, & krill oil as anti inflammatories. Hrs, md. www.thepmc.or. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plain Robitussin(guaifenesin only), ibuprofen and doxycycline all at the same time?

Is it safe to take plain Robitussin(guaifenesin only), ibuprofen and doxycycline all at the same time?

As long as you can: safely take these medications individually, yes, it's safe to take them together. Be aware, however, that both doxycycline and ibuprofen can upset your stomach or give you heartburn. Doxycycline might be less effective when take with dairy products but otherwise all these meds can be taken with food. This might help prevent stomach upset. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Is it a bad thing to take Advil (ibuprofen) all the time?

Is it a bad thing to take Advil (ibuprofen) all the time?

Yes: Multiple reasons. Nsaids can cause gastritis and gastric ulcers. Also it metabolizes through kidneys. So long term use can affect kidney functions too. So risk of bleed, gastric ulcer, kidney damage. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nyquil and a pain reliever pill at the same time?

Is it okay to take nyquil and a pain reliever pill at the same time?

Not a good idea : Depends upon the pain reliever. Nyquil has a large dose of acetominophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) in the adult dose as do many pain relievers. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can harm your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take both mefenamic acid and ibuprofen at the same time for toothache? I took mefenamic 30 minutes ago but the pain is still here.

Is it ok to take both mefenamic acid and ibuprofen at the same time for toothache? I took mefenamic 30 minutes ago but the pain is still here.

NSAIDs: Both meds are NSAIDs, and taking both may potentiate each other. Be careful not to exceed maximum dosages on package labels. Toothache usually signifies infection, and pain killers will not cure infected teeth. Neither will antibiotics that will control spread of infection, but not cure. Important that you see your Dentist for immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take all the time for pain?

Not agood idea: Probably not a good idea since it may cause gastrointestinal upset, GI bleeding, cardiac problems and especially kidney toxicity. You should seek medical advice as to why you are in need of a medicine for pain relief. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil cold and sinus and Zantac (ranitidine) at the same time?

Is it safe to take Advil cold and sinus and Zantac (ranitidine) at the same time?

Probably: There is nothing in the medical literature abut a major drug interaction, but minor drug interactions are possible. Prob best advice is to not take them at the same time, separate but at least 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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Dentist told me to take 2 Advil & 2 reg strength Tylenol at same time 3 times every 4 hour after a root canal, seems like a lot of meds,is this safe?

Dentist told me to take 2 Advil & 2 reg strength Tylenol at same time 3 times every 4 hour after a root canal, seems like a lot of meds,is this safe?

Sounds like a lot: Two regular strength Advil and two regular strength Tylenol, 3 times, would equal 6 Advil and 6 Tylenol. That would mean 12 pills every 4 hours, or 72 pills every day. Maybe the dentist's instructions are confusing the patient. Best for the patient to call the dentist and verify how to take the pain-relief medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

 Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Advil (ibuprofen) + Naproxen: Both of these meds are considered NSAIDS which are notorious for causing GI problems (stomach bleeding), The maximum dose of Ibuprofen is 3.2 g, and Naproxen 1.5g daily. Do the math. There are other better ways of managing pain than taking same meds-NSAIDs. You need to consult with a doctor that specializes in pain for more information and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and the doctor prescribed me amoxicillin , is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) at the same time for the pain?

Yes!: Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) would be perfectly appropriate to help your pain . They will not interfere with the amoxil. Salt water gargles and cholaseptic spray will also help. Lots of warm liquids. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold/cough with sinus pressure and a deep cough in my chest. Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus and Robitussin DM at the same time?

I have a bad cold/cough with sinus pressure and a deep cough in my chest.  Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus and Robitussin DM at the same time?

Yes: There is no problem taking these medications together. If your symptoms do not resolve in a week or if you develop high fever or shortness of breath then see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take if preganant?

Tyloenol: Try and stick with tylenol (acetaminophen) which has been considered safe for a long time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it a bad thing to take Advil (ibuprofen) all the time?

Yes: Multiple reasons. Nsaids can cause gastritis and gastric ulcers. Also it metabolizes through kidneys. So long term use can affect kidney functions too. So risk of bleed, gastric ulcer, kidney damage. ...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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Is 800 mg Advil (ibuprofen) pm safe to take?

Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) 800 mg is a high dose especially taken everyday can cause ulcer, damage kidneys, bleeding etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil after xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes: I can find no interaction between these drugs. However, everyone's health and chemistry is different. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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