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Motrin Or Ibuprofen Okay To Take With Steroid And Narcotic
I just got done taking oral steroids yesterday and now I got a major headache. Is it okay to take motrin today?
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
My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else I can do?
If there is an: Inflammatory issue related to your current symptoms, then either of those 2 medications may help as long as you take them with food and probably not together to minimize any risk of gastrointestinal side effects. That is an unusual symptom but I assume your physician thoroughly evaluate you and is familiar with your medical history. ...Read more
Got injection of steroids for bursitis in my elblow and took 200mg of Motrin 3-4 times a day afterwards. Odd taste in my mouth developed. All food taste bad. Any relation?
Sore throat, lethargy, x3 days. Ok to breathe/swallow, neg strep & xray, fast pulse. ER gave steroids & motrin for visible epiglottis. Should I worry?
Sore throat: I'm not sure how they saw your epiglottis in the ER, but if they think you have epiglottitis, you should have been hospitalized. Do you have fever? you are likely dehydrating which may cause the fast pulse. Strep is only one test. Were you tested for infectious mono? if there is suspicion of epiglottitis (low prob given no dyspnea or dysphagia) I would suggest coverage for HIB. See your PCP. ...Read more
On Celebrex (celecoxib) taken off Creatine level n blood, After stop levels back 2 norm, He added Motrin 800mgQID n stead of more narcotic, Motrin easier on kidney?
Bad mentrual cramps, and I only feel normal and great if I take two ibuprofen or motrin and two midol. Is that bad?
OK if ibuprofen200mg: For total of 400mg. Especially if you only take 1, 2 or 3 doses. Good luck. ...Read more
I just got a abortion and the doctors give me droxycycline hyclate for infections. If I take Advil (ibuprofen), motrin ect. Will they interfere with each other?
No: That is perfectly fine to take. No interaction. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Or acetominophen.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?
What to do if I have headaches like, everyday. Is it bad if I take children's motrin (ibuprofen) (the liquid kind) everyday?
What is better to take motrin 800 or a couple of low dose ibuprofen? I have severe pain but im not sure which med. Is worse for you.
Same medication: Ibuprofen is the same thing as Motrin. There is less stomach irritation from one 800 mg Motrin as opposed to 4 200 mg. Ibuprofen, because the total surface area (in contact with stomach) is less with one pill than with 4 pills. Take one 800 mg with food. Don't take if not prescribed or if you have any abdominal pain nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. If no better, see doc today. ...Read more
Hives from ibuprofen. Have read that this allergy is specific to just that one nsaid. All I see at stores are motrin, advil. What nsaid can I take?
Depends.: If you are a healthy adult, with no kidney issues, you can take 800mg every 8 hours. ...Read more
Sore throat and ears, took NyQuil at 5. Is it okay to take again and should I take NyQuil again or take a Motrin/ibuprofen to ease the pain?
Are Advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin and Aleeve basically the same, just different brand names? And how can I avoid getting a sore stomach from them? I take with food.
Avoid prolonged use: These products belong to a class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: (NSAID). They should not be taken for prolonged periods or frequently. They can cause bleeding in the stomach and ulcers. If you are getting a sore stomach-you should really avoid these medications and seek medical advise. There are several other complication of prolonged use as well. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Advil and Motrin are actually different brand names of the same medicine, a NSAID. Generally, ibuprofen should not be taken in lesser than 4-6 hour intervals and the total dose should not be more than 2400mg per day. Excess or long term use can result in stomach and kidney problems. ...Read more
16 weeks pregnant and currently running a fever and have chills. Is it save to take Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin?
I gave a 3 yr old 7ml of motrin at 10pm and he's asleep but extremely hot so I was thinking to give him advil (ibuprofen) instead. Is this okay to do now?
Is it safe to give my 2 year old children's motrin (ibuprofen) if I have already given him children's reactine 24hr?
Yes: Safe, they don't interact, don't exceed recommended dosage for either, wish you both wellness ...Read more
How many consecutive days can I give my 16 month old son Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) (for teething) without causing harm? (His molars are coming in.)
Motrin and teething: Motrin if given in appropriate doses for weight and time intervals, every 6 to 8 hrs, is a safe medicine for toddlers and teething. However in there is a history of stomach disorders, kidney problems or bleeding issues it would be best to consult a pediatrician first. Certainly teething and with molars can be a rough go of it, no doubt. I wouldn't recommend using frequently or longer than 5-7d. ...Read more
Yes: They are not even remotely related to each other. ...Read more
Can I give my 13 month daughter children's Motrin (ibuprofen) or just infants? Is there a difference besides the concentration?
Motrin: Yes you can, If you provide her weight, I would give the dose, you can ask your pediatrician or follow instructions on the bottle according to weight not age. Good luck. ...Read more
I've gotten braces 3 days ago and the pain is very severe. I've tried Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin, even orajel and none work for me. What can I use to ease the pain?
Same med: Since they are the same drug (just different brand names), max dosing is to be watched. 800 mg every 6-8 hours is max for a full sized adult. ...Read more
None: You can typically mix most medications with motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be spaced out from motrin if additional anti-pyretic (fever) medication is needed. Childrens advil is the same medication and should not be given together. Antibiotics, or other medication can be given at same time. If you have additional concerns, you can request consult. ...Read more
I am having episodes of facial pain and not sure if sinus. Should I try motrin and Advil (ibuprofen) first?
See your PCP first: Your primary care provider can help you determine diagnosis, treatment or when it’s best to see a specialist and which specialist to see. Your PCP will review your request and, if needed, refer you directly to a specialist or labs without an office visit. Take care. ...Read more
I just got braces and the pain is very intense and Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin aren't doing the trick. What should I do?
BraceYourselfForThis: Call your dentist and ask for something stronger to get you through the next 2 or 3 days, with a little extra just in case. Sometimes they've been tightened too much and have to be loosened a little, but not often. If they give you a problem on the phone, go to the office and insist you need help. Cry if you have to. Just don't be aggressive or pushy, just insistent. I'm sure they'll oblige you. ...Read more
My 8yr old daughter accidentally took 10ml of children's Motrin (ibuprofen) twice! One after another so 40ml. What should I do??
Don't worry: Give her some food and maybe 10ml mylanta--she should be fine ...Read more
Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?
Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more
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