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Is it ok to take expired advil (ibuprofen)? (03/12)

Is it ok to take expired advil (ibuprofen)? (03/12)

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 (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 safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

Is it safe to take expired Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that the medication becomes less effective.

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

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Is it ok to take 3 advil (ibuprofen)?

Is it ok to take 3 advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: That is an acceptable dose to take at one time. Try to make sure you take it with food to minimize GI irritation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) with kexpro?

Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) with kexpro?

See below: What is "kexpro"? I'm not aware of a drug with this name. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) everyday 400 mg?

Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) everyday 400 mg?

Probably: BUT why is the question?
What hurts?
Get evaluated and fix the problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 2 doses of 8oo mg of Advil (ibuprofen) in 24 hours?

Usually yes: It depends upon what it is being taken for as advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and can interfere with healing of injuries or bones. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take advil (ibuprofen) daily? If not, what can I substitute with?

Is it ok to take advil (ibuprofen) daily? If not, what can I substitute with?

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

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Is it ok to take keflex and Advil (ibuprofen) together?

Is it ok to take keflex and Advil (ibuprofen) together?

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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I tool Allegra 12 hour about 7 hours ago. Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) PM now?

I tool Allegra 12 hour about 7 hours ago. Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) PM now?

Yes: But read the labels carefully, don't exceed recommend dosage, remember you're taking 2 forms of antihistamines, so don't exceed the dosages, keep the advil (ibuprofen) pm at night, and better no allegra at nighttime, good luck ...Read more

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Have such bad back pain that I can hardl move. Is it ok to take 600 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) and How often?

Probably: Advil (ibuprofen) prescription goes all the way to 800mg tablets. 600mg should be fine if you do not have any kidney problems and not taking other medications that could react to it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil in the morning, multivitamin with lunch or dinner and then solodyn (minocycline) later in the evening before bed?

How long?: How long do you intend to take advil (ibuprofen). Taking advil (ibuprofen) for an extended period of time can lead to a stomach irritation and eventually an ulcer. Please talk to your doctor about how long to take advil (ibuprofen)? ...Read more

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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

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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

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I'm currently on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). Is it ok to take the occasional Excedrin or Advil? Tylenol doesn't really help my headaches.

I'm currently on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). Is it ok to take the occasional Excedrin or Advil? Tylenol doesn't really help my headaches.

Occasional ok: Occasional Motrin is ok. However ssris affect platelet aggregation which can lead to easy bruising. Take Motrin with food or milk to avoid developing a gastric ulcer. If you are having migraines often consider Topamax (topiramate) or elavil for prevention. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) and omeprazole and amlodipine in a day?

Yes: These medications should be safe together. Always check with your pharmacist about drug interactions especially with over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Not on a regular.: Cold medicines can interfere with concerta. Especially ones that contain a decongestant. Decongestants + methylphenidates can raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 10mg amitriptyline at bedtime for migraines. Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) if I have a headache?

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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