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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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