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Is It Ok To Take Expired Advil
Expired med: If expiration is 3/12 (end of march 2012) is just a few days experied. Won't be a problem. ...Read more
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
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read more
BUT why is the question?
Get evaluated and fix the problem. ...Read more
Yes: I assume 2tablets = 600mg. Yes it will be ok. ...Read more
Yes: If taken in recommended doses there should be no problem. ...Read more
Yes: As long as your stomach isn't bothering you ...Read more
What for?: Depends on what you are taking the Advil (ibuprofen) for? Taking daily Advil (ibuprofen) could cause rebound headaches for example. It could also affect your kidneys especially if you had a condition that can affect those as well (like diabetes or hypertension for example).Depending on what type of pain you are taking it for will determine alternative treatments. See your doctor for evaluation and management of your pain ...Read more
If you need it: You can take advil (ibuprofen) along with antibiotics without any additional risks. Each drug will carry its own individual risks for side effects and toxicities which will be unchanged. The advil (ibuprofen) can cause stomach inflammation, increase in blood pressure and fluid retention etc. ...Read more
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Yes: It should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) daily for headaches and I heard it increases life span. If not, what can I substitute it with?
NyQuil Aleve (naproxen): Both can be taken together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok to take 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) (600 plain advil (ibuprofen) and 1 200 advil (ibuprofen) pm) nightly? It's about the only thing works for my insomnia!
Be careful: Usually it is the diphenhydramine in the Advil PM that helps sleep. Unless you also have pain that is keeping you up, you don‘t need the ibuprofen/advil part of it. You could develop tolerance where the diphenhydramine can quit working if you take daily. It is also considered a potentially unsafe medication because of your age. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
No drug-drug: Interactions between these 2 medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a headache after having severe diarrhea yesterday. Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) or will it upset my system?
Dehydration: Try drinking a lot of water and taking some soup or broth. That will help resolve your headache because most likely it's due to dehydration. Sometimes a virus can cause a headache and diarrheal type illness but I would try REHYDRATING first. I think that will get you some relief! Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin could be damaging to the kidneys in a dehydrated state-so that's another reason I would want hydration ...Read more
I'm currently on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). Is it ok to take the occasional Excedrin or Advil? Tylenol doesn't really help my headaches.
Yes: These medications should be safe together. Always check with your pharmacist about drug interactions especially with over the counter meds. ...Read more
I'm taking macrobid due to a UTI but my lower back hurts is it ok to take Advil for the discomfort?
I was prescribed 10mg amitriptyline at bedtime for migraines. Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) if I have a headache?
No issue: But your dose of amitriptyline is really too low to prevent headaches, and you will need to slowly increase, to tolerate the forthcoming side effects, but the benefits will be best noted at 150 mg daily, or higher. ...Read more
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