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Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...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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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

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

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Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).

Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).

Chest pain: Anyone with unexplained chest pain alone should be seen ASAP by a doctor. In your case there are several issues that deserve an examination. ER would be a good idea. Hope it all turns out to be easily resolved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen good for the flu?

Is ibuprofen good for the flu?

Helpful, no cure: Ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, should help reduce headache and muscle aching and lower fever, so might help you feel better. They won't make recovery any faster. ...Read more

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How many mg of ibuprofen does a 180lb. Adult need take for temp with flu?

How many mg of ibuprofen does a 180lb. Adult need take for temp with flu?

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

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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?

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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

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How long should I wait before taking Advil (ibuprofen) after the flu shot?

How long should I wait before taking Advil (ibuprofen) after the flu shot?

Doesn't matter: The advil (ibuprofen) will not make any significant difference in the way the flu shot builds protection for you. Take it if you feel the need. ...Read more

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.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?

Yes.: You can take up to 600 mg every 6 hours for a short period of time provided you don't have any history of coronary artery disease, kidney impairment or stomach ulcer. Take after a meal. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) gel if I'm pregnant because I have hard flu?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) gel if I'm pregnant because I have hard flu?

Not recommended: Advil contains ibuprofen, which belongs to a medication group that is called non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). NSAIDS are not recommended in pregnancy, because they can cause damage to the "plumbing" of the baby's heart, with fatal consequences. ...Read more

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My son has the flu. His fever comes back every time his ibuprofen wears off..

My son has the flu. His fever comes back every time his ibuprofen wears off..

Influenza: He will have fevers for 3-5 days. If antipyretics make him comfortable that is good. Make sure he drinks a lot of fluids. If difficulty breathing, if vomiting, if lethargic then take to doctor to be evaluated and see if he needs to be admitted. ...Read more

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Can I give my daughter of 5 years old hylands complete cold and flu and childrens advil (ibuprofen)?

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

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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?

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?

NyQuil has: Acetaminophen, doxylamine, dextromethonphan and phenylephrine. It’s fine to take additional ibuprofen but not PM. It’s not a good idea to mix diphenhydramine with doxylamine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Yes: 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

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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?

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?

Viral Illness?: It is probably a viral illess and you can take advil (ibuprofen) for fever or pain
No advil (ibuprofen) will not prolong itBut if you feel worse or don't feel better see your doctor ...Read more

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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.

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

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