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That can't be right that I have ibuprofen allergy?

That can't be right that I have ibuprofen allergy?

It can be: Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's) are amongst the top allergenic drugs. This list includes: ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, ketorolac, indomethacin, meloxicam, celecoxib, etc. Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the standard recommended doses would be a safe alternative. ...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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Possible ibuprofen allergy? What can I take instead?

Possible ibuprofen allergy? What can I take instead?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a reasonably safe alternative. You should see an allergist to discuss the specific symptoms that you have had with Ibuprofen to help determine what other meds you can safely use for pain or fever. ...Read more

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I need some help on this! I might have ibuprofen allergy and need alternatives.?

I need some help on this! I might have ibuprofen allergy and need alternatives.?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a reasonably safe alternative. You should see an allergist to discuss the specific symptoms that you have had with Ibuprofen to help determine what other meds you can safely use for pain or fever. ...Read more

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How to diagnose ibuprofen allergy?

How to diagnose ibuprofen allergy?

Not easy: Ibuprofen hypersensitivity is diagnosed by a careful history where symptoms followed ingestion of ibuprofen. There is no available commercial skin or blood test since it is typically not ige-mediated. In some cases, an ingestion (drug challenge) is performed under medical supervision to confirm/rule out NSAID allergy. This of course carries some risk. ...Read more

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Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Multiple: Advil (or ibuprofen) allergy can cause several symptoms, the most common being hives (rash), shortness of breath, or angioedema (swelling of the lips or tongue). ...Read more

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

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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Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means i have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am i allergic to aspirin too?

Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means i have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am i allergic to aspirin too?

Probably: There is cross reactivity between aspirin and NSAIDs as ibuprofen and the like, but whether you're truly allergic to this class of medicines is yet to be sure of, visit an allergist, in the interim avoid NSAIDS and aspirin, use acetaminophen for pain and fever till sorted out ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Antihistamine: If its one time it's ok , check ingredients as there might be only decogetant ,you do not say your age ...Read more

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Can I mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Can I mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Depends: Many children's medication preparations have antihistamines, which is the active ingredient in the allergy medicines. So, you have to be careful- I would ask your pediatrician about the exact preparation you plan to use and the reason for the use. ...Read more

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My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

Have it evaluated: At four a recurrent pattern of cough may be an early indicator of mild asthma. Write down all you recall about this pattern & take it in & review this history with the doc during a visit. A referral for some pulmonary function studies may be needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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Could a drug allergy be causing 12 days itchy nose throat eyes skin cough temperature no appetite. Was taking ibuprofen but not for 13 days now. ?

Could a drug allergy be causing 12 days itchy nose throat eyes skin cough temperature no appetite. Was taking ibuprofen but not for 13 days now. ?

ConsultYourDoctor: Itchy eyes,nose,throat and skin can be caused by allergy to ibuprofen but temperature is unlikely.You may be coming up with a viral URI causing your symptoms and fever.Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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When I was a baby an allergies exam results was that I was allergic to aines and some other components in advil (ibuprofen). At 21 do I have the same allergies?

When I was a baby an allergies exam results was that I was allergic to aines and some other components in advil (ibuprofen). At 21 do I have the same allergies?

Probably not: Most babies outgrow their allergies by age 3 and they change constantly during that time which is why we rareloy test them unless it might be life threatening. It would be worth your while to challenge it. You might have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on hand just in case you react. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to paint fumes, I've had a headache for about a week now I have been taking ibuprofen and it isn't going away?

I have an allergy to paint fumes, I've had a headache for about a week now I have been taking ibuprofen and it isn't going away?

Sinusitis: Fumes can be irritating, especially if there is an underlying allergy problem. You may have sinus allergy that would respond to antihistamines and a steroid nasal spray. You may also have a sinus infection. Of course there are many other causes of headaches so please get checked by you primary doc or an allergist. ...Read more

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I have allergy of nsaid, like ibuprofen, alaxan, & bioflu. What should I take for pain reliever?

I have allergy of nsaid, like ibuprofen, alaxan, & bioflu. What should I take for pain reliever?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen would be an appropriate over the counter alternative for pain relief in an individual who is known to have allergies to nsaids. ...Read more

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Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen?

Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen?

Yes: Yes any medication can be the culprit. I would stop the medication and contact your physician. Take care. Allergies can be rough. ...Read more

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I took allegra (fexofenadine) allergy relief one tablet and ibuprofen together. Is this okay?

I took allegra (fexofenadine) allergy relief one tablet and ibuprofen together. Is this okay?

Yes.: Allegra (fexofenadine) and Ibuprofen together do not normally cause adverse drug reactions. Allegra (fexofenadine) can be taken regularly safely for long periods. I always advise caution against taking Ibuprofen daily for long periods of time. ...Read more

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I took 4 ibuprofen, 4 allergy relief pills and one prescribed sinus congestion/ tiny white allergy pill. Did I double dose?

I took 4 ibuprofen, 4 allergy relief pills and one prescribed sinus congestion/ tiny white allergy pill. Did I double dose?

Don't know: Look at the ingredients. Can't answer unless know what exactly you're taking, your allergies, other medical conditions such as kidney or liver disease, or weight. ...Read more

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I drank approximatly 6 drinks last night. How long do I need to wait to take allergy medication (allegra)? How long do I need to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

I drank approximatly 6 drinks last night. How long do I need to wait to take allergy medication (allegra)? How long do I need to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

24 hours: At a minimum you should wait 8 hours, 24 hours would be safer.
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Hello I have recently developed an allergy to ibuprofen and aspirin I was wondering specifically what other nsaids can I take?

Hello I have recently developed an allergy to ibuprofen and aspirin I was wondering specifically what other nsaids can I take?

Allergy : We would not try other nsaid's if you are allergic to the two. I would recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) as the next option. Make sure what you are calling an allergy actually is an allergy. Talk to your doctor. Stomach upset and nausea is not an n allergy while hives or trouble breathing is. ...Read more

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I'm having bad sinus congestion due to allergies. I've taken Nasacort (triamcinolone) this morning, didn't help. Tried Claratin and ibuprofen about 4 hours ago and st?

I'm having bad sinus congestion due to allergies. I've taken Nasacort (triamcinolone) this morning, didn't help. Tried Claratin and ibuprofen about 4 hours ago and st?

Sudafed + Neti Pot: Nasacort (triamcinolone) is a steroid and therefore we try to save it as a last resort option, when you've failed all other options. The best option would be sudafed, it's a nasal decongestant so it should relieve all the pressure in the sinuses. Another good option is the Neti Pot — it's a teapot-like device that rinses saline solution through your sinuses to clear everything out, it works wonders! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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