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Is Ibuprofen 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
Not same: But they are similar (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Aleve (aka naprosyn/naproxen) is taken twice a day whereas ibuprofen (aka Motrin, Advil) is a med that can be taken every 6 to 8 hours (this 3 or 4 times a day). Both drugs work by reducing the inflammatory response by the body. You should use one or the other, but not both at the same time to reduce risk of GI upset and kidney stress ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use ibuprofen (advil), aspirin (bayer), and acetaminophen (tylenol) at the same time?
Hard to say: You neither explain the reason for such use or the age of the patient. It is seldom a good idea to pile on OTC pain or anti-fever meds just because 1 isn't working. An office evaluation and selection of more effective agents would be the suggested plan. You wouldn't want to miss a treatable condition that would get worse while doing so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
no: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain relieving compound with no anti-inflammatory activity. Aspirin (asa) is also a pain reliever but does have anti-inflammatory powers. Aspirin can cause excess stomach acidity and heartburn while tylenol usually does not due this. They are both available in many forms over the counter but this does not mean they are entirely benign. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
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