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Is It Ok To Take Expired Advil
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
When expired?: Depends on how long ago it expired and the conditions in which it was kept. The expiration date includes for most medication an extra years worth of safety (not true for many drugs, particularly injectables). I would not fret if were a year expired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably but why?: With generic versions available, it is cheap enough to not to worry over the cost. I am unaware of expired Pepcid (famotidine) causing harms although it may be less effective. The us army had done some study on this issue and found that many but not all drugs could be used for , i believe, a few more years after the expiration date. ...Read more
Aleve (naproxen) + Virtussin: I assume you're referring to Virtussin DAC (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/virtussin-dac-liquid.html). Aleve (naproxen) is a brand of Naproxen. Using www.drugs.com Interaction Checker, I found no interactions btwn these two medications (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1690-2475,721-17317) but always discuss w/your Family Doc. ...Read more
Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more
Watch abdominal pain: Colpermin ( peppermint) advertised for managing irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) paracetamol (acetaminophen (tylenol)) for pain/fever relief.These can be taken together, do not crush colpermin swallow whole(to avoid mouth pain/sores). Limit paracetamol to max 6 tablets /day (each tab 500 mg). Limit alcohol intake while on these combination to reduce risk of liver damage. Report abdomen pain , nausea. ...Read more
No: You should never take expired medications. They can change configuration over time. Avoid! ...Read more
No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds ok: If a person had no prior problem with taking Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; and had no problem taking Tylenol #1 (acetaminophen and codeine) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; then she should be ok taking Vimovo and Tylenol #1 together. They may cause stomach symptoms. Be sure to follow one's doctor's instructions. ...Read more
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