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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


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Mixing Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin, is this okay?

Mixing Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin, is this okay?

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

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Is it possible for you to take motrin & Advil (ibuprofen) together ?

Is it possible for you to take motrin & Advil (ibuprofen) together ?

No: They are both the same drug (ibuprofen). Taking both together may increase the risk of side effects if the total dose is too high. ...Read more

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How old should a child be before he can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

How old should a child be before he can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

6 months: The usual recommendation is 6 months for Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). Some doctors may allow you to use it sooner. But the recommended age per their website/product info is 6 months. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin 800 like five hours apart from each other?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin 800 like five hours apart from each other?

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

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Is meclomen (meclofenamate) related to Advil and motrin?

Is meclomen (meclofenamate) related to Advil and motrin?

Similar: Meclomen (meclofenamate) is considered a nonsteroidal medication which is the type of medication that both advil and Motrin are. They all have similar side effects including possible heart problems, GI irritation including gastritis and ulcers and potential kidney disease.These are the more severe potential risks. ...Read more

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I've taken 2000 mg of motrin and 10 x 81 mg of advil (ibuprofen). When should I feel side effects and what would they be?

Can't answer: Not allowed to answer personal medical questions like that on health tap. Call poison control center in your area. ...Read more

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