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Nuprin Flu Relief Medication
Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...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
Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y
Maybe ok: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some decongestant chemical) was added. ...Read more
Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).
Yes: If it hurts that badly.Get a more detailed answer ›
How about?: No significant issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can take 600 mg: You can take one dose as high as 800 mg at a time, and can take generally 600 mg every 6 hrs as needed. Do not exceed 2, 400 mg in 24 hr period. ...Read more
If I've had a temperature between 101-102 for a week every time the Advil (ibuprofen) wears off. When should I be concerned it is more serious than a simple flu?
If Fever Continues: Flu can give a high fever for the first week (full 7dd) of illness but often improves by week #2 or sooner. If still w. A high fever >=101 tomorrow then you definitely should be seen. Flu can lower your immune system and most common complication is pnuemonia or possibly other secondary infections which may need an entirely different treatment than just for flu alone. ...Read more
Yes: But do not take the two at the same time, separate them by a few hours. ...Read more
.I have the flu. Today I have taken six 200mg ibuprofen. It has been seven hours, and I'm in pain. Can I take more?
Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?
Likely: Check the ingredients and make sure you base the dose on her weight. If you have any doubt call your pharmacist who can be very helpful. All the best and I hope she feels better. ...Read more
I have a 102.1 fever with the flu. I was wondering whether it was safe to take NyQuil Severe & Advil (ibuprofen)?
If I've had a dose of Nyquil Severe Cold and Flu already about 3 hrs prior, is it safe for me to take ibuprofen pm as well?
I took 1 tablet of Neurofen for cold and flu (200mg ibuprofen, phenylephrine) 5 hours ago and going for drinks in an hr. Should I drink?
Better not: While it is generally considered acceptable to have no more than one drink while on these medications, I advise my patients not to drink within 24 hrs of taking these drugs. It is just safer that way. ...Read more
Feel like onset of flu. Body aches and fever. Feel rough over all. Should I take Advil (ibuprofen) to help aches and fever? Or better to leave it?
I got the flu my temperature was 102 now it's 98 I took 2 ibuprofen 8 hours ago is it okay to take two more before I go to bed? Even thougmyfeverdown
If you are: Symptomatic you should continue meds. Force fluids. ...Read more
If I have been taking Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus can I take alka selzer cold and flu night time because Advil (ibuprofen) is not helping with my cough?
Advil (ibuprofen) cold & sinus contains only Ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine. There is no cough suppressant.
Alka seltzer cold & flu night contains more ingredients including dm (dextramethorphan) a cough suppressant, doxyalmine (antihistamine that may help cough), acetaminophen, and phenylephrine a mild decongestant. ...Read more
I have a fever -100-101.5 degrees. Began yesterday. No other symptoms. No flu shot this season. Should I be concerned? Will advil (ibuprofen) prolong the fever?
Yes: If pain is that bad.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm having a back burning sensation after a three days of flu/fever. I took Ibuprofen and acetom. This is my third day with this very uncomfortable?
My son has a fever of 101.0F He took a 600 mg. Ibuprofen about 2 hours ago. Now, he needs flu symptom meds. Can he take 2 tbls of Nyquil? He is 17 years old.
Peroxide Humidifier: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. Your son should feel better in a day or two. Helps protect the rest of the family, too. ...Read more
Hi, I had tonsillitis with flu symptoms last month, and now I have it again. I try to take NyQuil and Advil (ibuprofen). any idea what it the diagnosis could be?
Mgt: I would suggest a throat swab for Strep, to help guide the next step. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
I have had flu symptoms for 24 hours with a fluctuating fever and difficulty breathing. I took 800mgs of advil (ibuprofen) and after 2 hours my fever is still at 100.
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