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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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I have arthiritis and find that taking an NSAID helps. Is taking an NSAID daily ok? If so, is it better to take 800 mg ibuprofen or 25 mg diclofenic?

I have arthiritis and find that taking an NSAID helps. Is taking an NSAID daily ok? If so, is it better to take 800 mg ibuprofen or 25 mg diclofenic?

?Ibuprofen is safer: Some studies, including an FDA study several years ago with 1.5 million people followed over many years, show ibuprofen to be safer, cardiac wise, than diclofenac. The safest in terms of cardiac issues AND GI side effects is celecoxib, celebrex. Regardless, your PCP should monitor your kidney and liver functions annually. ...Read more

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How much NSAIdS would someone need to take to develope ulcer ? Is safe if I have 20 ibuprofen a year ? Or is that too much ? Just out of curiosity

How much NSAIdS would someone need to take to develope ulcer ? Is safe if I have 20 ibuprofen a year ? Or is that too much ? Just out of curiosity

If you have a: history of recurrent ulcers I recommend against any NSAID use. If you have never had one, using 1-2 Ibuprofen a month should not be an issue. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My GFR is about 12ml/min but i can drink as much as i want, the side effects of nsaids (about 400mg ibuprofen/day) are not advised no matter what ?

My GFR is about 12ml/min but i can drink as much as i want, the side effects of nsaids (about 400mg ibuprofen/day)  are not advised no matter what ?

What?: Please rephrase your question, as it is not clear what it is you are exactly asking. If your GFR is really 12 ml/min, see your nephrologist to discuss you problem. If you do not have one, ask your physician to refer you to one. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is safest OTC NSAID for people with asthma? Never had problem with ibuprofen before but haven't needed it since diagnosed one year ago.

What is safest OTC NSAID for people with asthma?  Never had problem with ibuprofen before but haven't needed it since diagnosed  one year ago.

No issue unless: you suffer from what is now called AERD (aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease) which is often manifested by steroid-resistant asthma, nasal polyps, chronic sinusitis, there is no reason why you can't take NSAID. Do note that NSAID may irritate your stomach and cause more sodium retention (pedal edema) ...Read more

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How fast after taking ibuprofen or an nsaids will my creatine levels be elevated?

How fast after taking ibuprofen or an nsaids will my creatine levels be elevated?

May or May not: Taking a dose of NSAIDs may or may not affect your serum creatinine level. In general, patients who have pre-existing chronic kidney disease (such as diabetes) or other factors (e.g. dehydration) are will be at increased risk for NSAID-induced acute kidney injury. Please discuss with your PCP whether it would be safe to take NSAIDs. ...Read more

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In therapy for scatic nerve issue not working allergic to nsaids and ibuprofen. Is there a procedure to decompress the nerve? In alot of pain.

In therapy for scatic nerve issue not working allergic to nsaids and ibuprofen.  Is there a procedure to decompress the nerve? In alot of pain.

Yes.: Sciatic nerve problems are usually caused by disk disease. The most portant treatment is physical therapy and avoiding lifting or injuring your back. There are other medication choices in addition to the NSAIDs as well as injections for pain. Surgery is not an affective long term treatment but can be used to control pain if nothing else works. ...Read more

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Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

NSAID Side effects : Nsaid's are relatively safe when used short term & when there are no underlying contraindications. Side effects may be encountered in short term use, but tend to be more worrisome in the long-term. Gi toxicity, fluid-retention, hypertension, heart, kidney & liver damage, etc. Have all been linked to prolonged nsaid's. Rebound headaches can be seen after a week or 2. Treat the cause, not symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello I have recently developed an allergy to ibuprofen and aspirin I was wondering specifically what other nsaids can I take?

Hello I have recently developed an allergy to ibuprofen and aspirin I was wondering specifically what other nsaids can I take?

Allergy : We would not try other nsaid's if you are allergic to the two. I would recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) as the next option. Make sure what you are calling an allergy actually is an allergy. Talk to your doctor. Stomach upset and nausea is not a n allergy while hives or trouble breathing is. ...Read more

Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more


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