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Is Generic Ibuprofen The Same As Advil
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
Usually not: Usually, generic medications are as effective as the branded counterparts. But, it depends, sometimes, people react better to the brand name version. So, you can try both and see how each works. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Advil cold & sinus (ibuprofen + pseudoephedrine) if you are using Flonase spray? Can zyrtec or allegra also be taken @ same time?
No scientific answer: Ibuprofen is the generic ingredient sold as Motrin, Advil, etc. There is no scientific reason why a generic should work better than a brand of same ingredient of same dose, unless there are differences in formulation that make one more easily absorbed and thus more bio-active than the other. The good news is that the less expensive version works for you. So bottom line, take what works best 4 you. ...Read more
Was prescribed ibuprofen(400), wondering how diff it is from advil(200) & will it do me harm in the future like they say ibuprofen can?
Ibuprofen: The prescription and OTC forms of Ibuprofen are the same, the only difference being the dose. Prescription form is 400, 600, or 800 mg. OTC form (Advil) is 200 mg. usual dose is 400-600 mg 3-4x/day. Max dose is 2400 mg/day. It should be safe if taken as directed. Any dose can cause stomach upset, so take with food. Your doctor will monitor for other effects if needed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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