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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 ok to take Advil/Tylenol, or any pain reliever for migraines, while on the pill? I am on COC called Micropil.

Is it ok to take Advil/Tylenol, or any pain reliever for migraines, while on the pill? I am on COC called Micropil.

Yes: Hi Sara,
Both Advil and Tylenol are safe to take while on a COC. If you take Advil, make sure you take it with food and a full glass of water to avoid stomach upset. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you take 600 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for two days?

over max dose: You should not take over 3200mg in 24 hrs. Take with food and make sure there are no contraindications to you taking this med and there are no drug interactions with any medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an Advil 200mg pill after taking 2 Fluconazole 150 mg pills? (for the past 2 days)

Is it safe to take an Advil 200mg pill after taking 2 Fluconazole 150 mg pills? (for the past 2 days)

Careful: Fluconazole will increase the serum level of Advil. The fluconazole interacts with Advil metabolism in the liver.
Taking a dose probably not a problem, but I would be careful if taking regularly. ...Read more

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About to take a prescribed Adderall IR 10mg tablet right now at 9:00pm, would it be okay to take an advil pm at around 2:30am to be able to sleep?

About to take a prescribed Adderall IR 10mg tablet right now at 9:00pm, would it be okay to take an advil pm at around 2:30am to be able to sleep?

What??: If you are taking Adderall (a stimulant) at 9 pm - that is why you aren't sleeping. Take the Adderall much earlier in the day - and you may not need any sleep aid. ...Read more

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Not sure I have a bronchitis or common cough. I also cough with phlegm and mucus last two days. Wondering if I need to take Advil or not. Thanks! ?

Not sure I have a bronchitis or common cough. I also cough with phlegm and mucus last two days. Wondering if I need to take Advil or not. Thanks! ?

Each a possible: It really depends on the depth of your symptoms and could cause a cough, bronchitis would be more severe, but more likely still viral. If it's more developed and then your physician can help clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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I took two Midols for menstrual cramps and it's been a hour and a half and I still have cramps, could I take an Advil any time soon?

I took two Midols for menstrual cramps and it's been a hour and a half and I still have cramps, could I take an Advil any time soon?

Midol/Advil dosing: There are different formulations of Midol that either have acetamenophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen in them. Please take a look at the active ingredients to see which main pain reliever it contains. If Ibuprofen, it usually contains 200mg per gel cap. You probably have taken 400mg and could take another 2 Advil of 200mg ibuprofen apiece, if you have no history of liver disease, Also try applying heat ...Read more

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Can I take two Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels (200mg.) with a naproxen (500mg.) every 12 hours?

Can I take two Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels (200mg.) with a naproxen (500mg.) every 12 hours?

Absolutely not: Combining 2 different nsaids at once can significantly increase the risk of side-effects including ulcers and reduction of kidney function. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to bell peppers two days ago. Should I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the residual swelling in my throat or stick with advil?

I had an allergic reaction to bell peppers two days ago. Should I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the residual swelling in my throat or stick with advil?

As needed: Unfortunately, food reactions can persist for several days as the material proceeds through your digestive tract. If you tolerate Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok you can certainly use it for several days. The advil is unlikely to influence allergic swelling. ...Read more

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Can I take advil with antacid and pain relief tablets?

Can I take advil with antacid and pain relief tablets?

Advil: Advil is safe to take with many medicines or antacids, but which pain relief tablets do you mean? Please let us know so we can help you better. ...Read more

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If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

Should be the same: Four of the 200mg tablets will have the same effect as one of the 800mg tablets. A patient should not notice any difference between taking 4 small tablets or one big tablet. ...Read more

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Is it normal if I take 4 tablets of Advil (ibuprofen) a day and I have asthma?

Is it normal if I take 4 tablets of Advil (ibuprofen) a day and I have asthma?

Asthma and advil (ibuprofen): Unless your asthma is NSAID dependent, you can take advil (ibuprofen) fine. Nsaid stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, a group of medicines advil (ibuprofen) belongs to, which can trigger asthma attacks. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my child take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) after she has taken a pain reliever pill?

Is it possible that my child take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) after she has taken a pain reliever pill?

Which pain pill?: If it is another anti-inflammatory, no. I would not combine two of the same kind. If your child has so much pain that one type of medicine is not enough, isn't it time to take her to her doctor? ...Read more

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Can I take advil while im on the birth control pill ocella?

Can I take advil while im on the birth control pill ocella?

Yes.: There is no contraindication to taking Advil, Motrin, Alleve or any other NSAID while on birth control pills provided you don't have any contraindications to NSAIDS - peptic ulcer, kidney failure, etc. It is very common for women on birth control pills to take Advil. As needed. Please take with food and limit use to prevent gastric irritation. ...Read more

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Will I cause kidney damage if I take six Advil liquid gels and six ibuprofen tablets all at once?

Will I cause kidney damage if I take six Advil liquid gels and six ibuprofen tablets all at once?

Not good: Over time, yes. The question is why would you take that amount? Above 800 mg further increases in Ibuprofen doses are useless. Talk to your doctor about a different pain rx if you have that much pain. ...Read more

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I had sex with a guy and he precummed in me and told me to take Advil (ibuprofen) to kill it. Is that true or should I buy the morning after pill?

I had sex with a guy and he precummed in me and told me to take Advil (ibuprofen) to kill it. Is that true or should I buy the morning after pill?

NOT true: Ibuprofen (Advil) does not kill sperm and is not a contraceptive. This guy is giving you a big line of bull. If you don't desire pregnancy and are not on any contraception, then you need Plan B immediately. I'd also think twice about having sex with a guy who is either this uneducated or this much of a liar to you... ...Read more

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