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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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12 month old cutting 7th tooth. big hole in gum. how many nights in a row is it okay to give infant Advil (ibuprofen) @ night time? today will be 2nd night.

12 month old cutting 7th tooth. big hole in gum. how many nights in a row is it okay to give infant Advil (ibuprofen) @ night time?  today will be 2nd night.

Advil (ibuprofen): With Advil, (ibuprofen) you are allowed to take it every 6 hrs as needed, so if only using it once a day at night, it's not a big deal. There isn't a specific number of days that would make it too long. if really having discomfort, then continue to give it. ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter has cold she's coughing a lot and bcoz of phlegm she cat breath properly n also her fever is increasing i'm giving her advil (ibuprofen)?

My 9 month old daughter has cold she's coughing a lot and bcoz of phlegm she cat breath properly n also her fever is increasing i'm giving her advil (ibuprofen)?

Bacterial: I''m not sure how long these symptoms have been going on, but it is certainly possible that she has developed a secondary bacterial infection involving her ears, sinuses and/or chest. She should probably be evaluated by her doctor to determine whether she needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can i give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Can i give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

Likely: Check the ingredients and make sure you base the dose on her weight. If you have any doubt call your pharmacist who can be very helpful. All the best and I hope she feels better. ...Read more

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