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Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) pm and Prozac together?

Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) pm and Prozac together?

There is a moderate: Contraindication. Advil (ibuprofen) pm ; Prozac use (together) can ^ risk for dizziness, sedation, v concentration, ; impaired judgment as well as ^ 'ing bleeding risks. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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I have a migraine. Can i take ibuprofen if i'm currently taking prozac (fluoxetine)?

I have a migraine. Can i take ibuprofen if i'm currently taking prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine) and ibuprofen: There is no interaction between Prozac (fluoxetine) and ibuprofen.You do need to be careful about interactions between the triptans given for migraines and all drugs in the same class as Prozac (fluoxetine) (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). ...Read more

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I take 10 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) a day. I get bad headaches from it. Am I allowed to take ibuprofen for the headaches? Are there any interactions btwn the two?

I take 10 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) a day. I get bad headaches from it. Am I allowed to take ibuprofen for the headaches? Are there any interactions btwn the two?

Ask your doctor: You should ask your doctor for the clearance to take other medications (even over the counters) while on Prozac (fluoxetine). Well, actually interesting you should ask because in fact, there are significant interactions which can cause either an increase in bleeding complications due to the ibuprofen or increased toxicity of the Prozac (fluoxetine). The combination should be closely monitored in general. Check with Doctor ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 800 mg ibuprofen and 20 mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is it safe to take 800 mg ibuprofen and 20 mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Increased risk: Increased risk of GI bleed and easy bruising and bleeding have been associated with Prozac and NSAID combinations but non with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Does Prozac have ingredients in it that are similar to Advil (ibuprofen)?

Does Prozac have ingredients in it that are similar to Advil (ibuprofen)?

No: The answer is still no. You've asked the same question, just in a different way. Advil (ibuprofen) and Prozac are nothing alike and cannot be substituted for one another. They are completely different drugs. ...Read more

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Can i take ibuprofen with lyrica, (pregabalin)lexapro,zyprexa,seroquel,ativan and prozac?i will take ibuprofen at different time

Can i take ibuprofen with lyrica, (pregabalin)lexapro,zyprexa,seroquel,ativan and prozac?i will take ibuprofen at different time

Yes, you can: Lyrica, (pregabalin) lexapro, zyprexa, seroquel, ativan and prozac do not interact with ibuprofen in a negative way. However, always speak with your physician or psychiatrist before taking any medication. ...Read more

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I have exhausted many treatments for PMDD: birth control,prozac, therapy,Advil (ibuprofen) that leads to stomachaches,exercise,vitamin supplements. Any advice?

I have exhausted many treatments for PMDD: birth control,prozac, therapy,Advil (ibuprofen) that leads to stomachaches,exercise,vitamin supplements. Any advice?

Explore more options: Sorry these haven't worked but there are further options to explore including acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils, homeopathy, amino acids, use of progesterone premenstrually etc. You will likely have best success using a combination of therapies. I advise working with a holistic/integrative practitioner. ...Read more

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Taking 50mg lamictal. + 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) +600mg ibuprofen for 1 yr.. Bad rash inner thighs past 3wks. Ketaconzole made worse. Now itchy all over. Help!?

Taking 50mg lamictal.  + 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) +600mg ibuprofen for 1 yr.. Bad rash inner thighs past 3wks.  Ketaconzole made worse.  Now itchy all over.  Help!?

Needs exam: The fact that you were prescribed Ketoconazole Cream means the prescriber thought you had a fungus or yeast infection; the fact that it made the rash worse means the prescriber was wrong. It could be a reaction to Lamictal (or ibuprofen), or it could be one of several other conditions. You need to see a dermatogist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does taking prozac, (fluoxetine) lamictal, or ibuprofen increase chances of bruising? My friend is getting a lot more bruises on her legs than ever before.

Does taking prozac, (fluoxetine) lamictal, or ibuprofen increase chances of bruising?  My friend is getting a lot more bruises on her legs than ever before.

Meds n bruising: Of those 3, lam octal and Ibuprofen can. If i had to pick one, it would be ibuprofen. Depending on dose and how long you've been on lamictal, i would definitely discuss it with your doctor. Simple labs can tell if Lamictal is affecting your blood counts and increasing your risk for bruising and or potentially bleeding. ...Read more

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16 year old sister took 140mg fluoxetine and 3200mg ibuprofen. How bad is this and what to do? She took it 15 hours ago.

16 year old sister took 140mg fluoxetine and 3200mg ibuprofen. How bad is this and what to do? She took it 15 hours ago.

Go to ER: Medically, will probably be ok, but this is either incredibly bad judgement or a suicide / self-injury attempt that needs evaluated by psychiatry. Go to er. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink chai or green tea or chamomile tea while taking Prozac (fluoxetine). Also is it ok that I take Motrin for pain?

Yes: Yes ... Prozac is not contraindicated with Motrin or tea. Although the combo together does increase the risk for a GI ulcer - so if try to minimize the use of Motrin as much as possible. If you need a chronic NSAID therapy, Celebrex (celecoxib) is safer on the GI system. Hope that helps & that you feel better! ...Read more

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I take 40 mg of Vyvanse for ADHD and 20mg of prozac for anxiety and I think 20 mg of olmeprazole for reflux. Is it safe to take Advil and Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

I take 40 mg of Vyvanse for ADHD and 20mg of prozac for anxiety and I think 20 mg of olmeprazole for reflux. Is it safe to take Advil and Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Advil (ibuprofen) a good choice: On your current medications you should have no problem taking Advil (ibuprofen) at usual and recommended dose. At higher doses of any of these medications, one could get the serotonin syndrome (which has been written about in this column. ...Read more

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I have pmdd and was given Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg for every day use. Given the small dose can I still drink alcohol every now and then?

I have pmdd and was given Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg for every day use. Given the small dose can I still drink alcohol every now and then?

No: Drinking alcohol is not recommended when taking Prozac (fluoxetine) or any other antidepressant. Also, 20mg is not a "small" dose, but is a regular dose. Please do not drink alcohol when taking prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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How does alcohol interact with Prozac (fluoxetine) ? Is an occasional glass of wine ok? I mixed 60mg plus up to 3 glasses for years with no apparent ill effect.

How does alcohol interact with Prozac (fluoxetine) ? Is an occasional glass of wine ok? I mixed 60mg plus up to 3 glasses for years with no  apparent ill effect.

Sounds like you: already know the answer to this question. Use of alcohol is contraindicated with Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (which includes prozac). You won't hear me telling you that it is ok. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more