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Is There Aspirin In Ibuprofen
What can I take for headaches, if I am allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) acetominophen and penicilin?
Headaches: Go see a doctor for an evaluation. You may need a prescription. ...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
Yes: Yes but stronger effect on coagulation and harder on the stomach. ...Read more
See below: Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaids), but differs from most other nsaids in the mechanism of action. Though it, and others in its group called the salicylates, have similar effects (antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic) to the other nsaids and inhibit the same enzyme cyclooxygenase, Aspirin (but not the other salicylates) does so in an irreversible manner. ...Read more
Hangover: If your stomach can tolerate it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Additive effect: When NSAID and Opioid are taken simultaneously, they may interact with one another to produce an additive or synergistic effect. ...Read more
Best to: Ask your pharmacist or better yet, don't do it. ...Read more
If used continuously: Daily maximum doses may result in rebound pain when drug level in blood drops below therapeutic level. But when used occasionally, NSAIDs like aspirin/Motrin should continue to provide effective pain relief. Remember to take these meds w/ food & full glass of water to protect esophagus/stomach from irritation. ...Read more
Why do you need it?: These medicines are used for different reasons. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can sometimes help with fever, but it is not as good of an anti-inflamatory medication. Asprin has been shown to help reduce heart attacks in patients at risk, and if necessary see an allergist so s/he can evaluate if you need asprin, and if "asprin desensitization" is medically necessary. ...Read more
I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen. Also sold over the counter?
Yes: Yes. They are different classes of drugs. Take only if prescribed for you. ...Read more
Swelling below my knee slightly to the left side. Started as minor pain a few days ago. Got worse. Elevation, low doses aspirin or Ibuprofen helps.?
No: They both can can cause stomach bleeding as one of their most common side effects. ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.
OTC meds for wisdom tooth pain that would not worsen wheezing and breathlessness like aspirin and ibuprofen do?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin: For minimal or moderate pain, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may be effective and recommended. Motrin - maximum dose is 2400 mg per day, which can be taken as two 200 mg tablets every 4 hours, or three 200 mg tablets (600mg) every 6 hours, or four 200 mg tablets (800mg) every 8 hours. Tylenol (acetaminophen) - max dose 4000 mg/day. Alternate with the prescription pain medication like Vicodin. Take care. ...Read more
I am allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen and I have painful swollen joints in my fingers. What anti inflammatory can intake?
Alternatives.: There are some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories other than Ibuprofen that work on slightly different pathways in the body, but if you've had a strong allergic reaction to one, chances are you'll have a reaction to another. There's always prednisone, which is a steroid, and if used appropriately could give you some relief. You should have a talk with your doc about the full risks and benefits. ...Read more
Both are antiinflamm: Both are anti-inflammatory and there are better ways to reduce systemic inflammation. Start w/ your food - follow anti-inflammatory diet (low in refined foods, sugar, etc, high in veggies & fruits). Add omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-inflammatory herbs include turmeric, ginger, rosemary. Combo product is zyflamend. Stress reduction also lowers inflammation. All take time & improve health overall. ...Read more
Might v pain: But probably won't fix problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
My pain relievers (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol) have expired on August 2014. How safe would it be to use them and what are the risks if I do?
I like to start with hypertonic nasal saline nose sprays to help reduce congestion without medications. Pseudoephedrine ok short time. OTC nasacort (triamcinolone) also good if allergies the cause. This article may help - but if not improved soon or worsens see your MD.
http://familydoctor. Org/familydoctor/en/drugs-procedures-devices/over-the-counter/decongestants-otc-relief-for-congestion. Html ...Read more
Both fine for pain.: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or: apply enzyme based meat tenderizer poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal - apply paste. Or: mix clay-like soil with water - apply. For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used. ...Read more
Reading again abt link btwn ibuprofen & cardio/stroke risk. Any other options for occasional ache/pain relief besides aspirin, Tylenol or ibuprofen?
Minimal risk: One needs to read carefully. This data is retrospective and to a large degree overblown. The increased risk for any NSAID for increases in vascular disease is less than one percent with constant use. There is higher risk of bleeding, salt retention, and gastritis, and more risk of vascular disease from poor nutrition and lack of exercise than episodic and occasional use of these agents. ...Read more
Allergies to aspirin & ibuprofen as well as most narcotic pain relievers. Would butterbur be safe for me? Trying to help bad migraines.
Petadolex: Petadolex is the only recommended ; safe formulation of butterbur extract. Yes, petadolex has level a recommendation from american academy of neurology for daily prophylactic treatment of migraines. This may be a safe option for you; consult with your neurologist for further discussion of risks and benefits. Good luck! ...Read more
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