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Is It Ok To Take Ibuprofen If Have Stomach Flu
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
I have symptoms of stomach flu, but no nausea and diarrhea. I was diagnosed this week with chest inflammation and am on ibuprofen. Is it OK to take?
Ibuprofen: Is not contraindicated in the presence of Flu ...Read more
Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).
Stomach flu for 2 days. No more pain, nor nausea, mild diarhea and fatigue. I have a massive headache. Too soon for advil (ibuprofen)? Stated eating this morn
Gi docs: I was in hospital for mallory-weiss tear about 2 weeks ago (secondary to stomach virus/vomiting). Now I have flu/flu-like illness with chills/fever. Do you think it's safe to take ibuprofen?
Going it alone?: If you don't want a Dr and Rx, ask a pharmacist to recommend OTC items that address your specific symptoms. W/out a Dr's Dx, it might not be a flu but another type of GI upset. It could be worth a visit to see. Some will spread to others in your home - think it over. Best! ...Read more
Ondanestron: Yes. No problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should I take immodium and or gravol with the stomach flu? Or will it make me more ill, keeping the virus in my body? Thanks
When fighting the "stomach flu" (which is not always influenza), the most important thing is to stay hydrated. Take small sips of water and/or dilute gatorade, or pedialyte. If you vomit it up, wait 30 min or so and try again, slowly. If you can't keep anything down, er.
Anti-diarrhea meds aren't bad but you should consult your doctor, as it could mask other things. Hydration is still the key. ...Read more
Am I preganant? . I had a period that was only 4 days rather than my normal 6 days...My stomach has been upset it feels lik stomach flu. I take birthco
Not likely: If it was an actual period than you are not pregnant from sexual activity prior to that time. Take a pregnancy test if unsure. ...Read more
I've got the stomach flu and I have a lot of pain. Would it be safe and affective to take a hydrocodone?
I wouldn't recommend: Hydrocodone for the stomach flu. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Please help! I have a stomach flu and I have a lot of pain. Would it be safe and affective to take a hydrocodone?
That is not the best: Course of action. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Might back fire: Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prokinetic, meaning it makes the gut move faster. It can make it move faster one way or the other. So if you are having vomiting or diarrhea, it could make it worse. Reglan (metoclopramide) is used in folks whose GI tracts do not move well, ie delayed gastric emptying. If you have been prescribed this, then talk to you doctor. Don't every use something prescribed for someone else. Try probiotics. ...Read more
If prescribed for u: If you have a prior rx for zofran, (ondansetron) and handled it ok when you took it, yes, you could take it for the stomach flu. However, we are assuming stomach flu and not other potential diagnoses only a doctor could make. Get it checked out if you have more than usual nausea/vomiting, or start getting abdominal pain, worsening symptoms overall... ...Read more
Not really: Used according to prescription it wouldn't kill you, but it causes stomach irritation & constipation.As for fever or muscle aches you may have, NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen (Advil or Aleve) are far more effective, but these, too, can cause stomach irritation. Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is still a reasonable OTC treatment (but can also constipate) & Emetrol for nausea. Your dr. Can provide other alternatives. ...Read more
Stay hydrated: Make sure you're taking enough fluids, and eat only a bland diet until you feel completely better. This means easy to digest foods like rice, bananas, toast, plain baked potato, broth, etc. Avoid fried, heavy, fatty, saucy, creamy foods until your condition has returned to normal (and consider avoiding all that same stuff for your general health after you're better). ...Read more
I've had a stomach flu and now have bad indigestion which is uncomfortable, is there anything I can take or should I just let it run it's course?
Avoid all grains and lentils, milk products for a few weeks at least. Take a good probiotic like MegaFood MegaFlora Plus, daily.
Consume plenty of fresh vegetables, flesh foods.
Get some sunshine for at least 30 min/day around noon. Alternatively you can take vit D3 5000-10000 Iu/day for expedited recovery. ...Read more
I was taking 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack had to stop due to stomach flu Can I take the remaining 11 pills (3 x 2 days, 2 x 2 days, 1 x 1 day)?
Rest is best: Resting and drinking plenty of fluid is best. Flu is viral, there are no medications to cure the flu. If your are not vomiting take plenty of small sips of clear liquid, take tyelenol for body aches. If your symptoms also involve upper respiratory symptoms then see your doctor to check if you have influenza. If seen with early symptoms you can get a prescription for medicine to shorten duration. ...Read more
Can you take zofran (ondansetron) when you are taking sertraline 50mg daily. Taking zofran (ondansetron) for stomach flu?
Serotonin syndrome?: Using zofran (ondansetron) and sertraline can cause a condition called serotonin syndrome. But for few doses, it may not happen. But if encounter confusion, blurry vision, stiffness, fever, tremors, sweating, fast heart rates, high r low BP, nausea, vomiitng, and. Cramprs, sleepiness stop the zofran (ondansetron) and contact your PCP immediately as sometimes, even with just few doses itself it can happen ...Read more
I take prometrium (micronized progesterone) 15 days of my cycle. I have the stomach flu. Is it safe to take right now?
It's perfectly safe: ...to take even if you have "stomach flu." However, if you vomit after taking promethium, it might not get into your system and, as a result, it might not be effective. If your symptoms last more than 3 days, I recommend you see your doctor or arrange for a Virtual Visit on HealthTap. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
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