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Dr. Wants me to take hydrochlorothiazide for my blood pressure. Only 12 mgs. I read there's an interaction with ibuprofen. I just take 1 Advil. A day.

Dr. Wants me to take hydrochlorothiazide for my blood pressure. Only 12 mgs. I read there's an interaction with ibuprofen. I just take 1 Advil. A day.

No Problem Here: Hydrochlorthiazide if taken with Ibuprofen will increase the blood level of ibuprofen by acidic drug competition for renal tubular clearance. But the dosage of both the meds you are taking is so small as 1 advil only has 200 mgm of ibuprofen and it will not cause any problem and may make advil more effective for pain. And 12.5mgm od Hydrochlorthiazide is also a small dose. Discuss with your doctor. ...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 1 Advil (ibuprofen) a day harm the liver?

Can 1 Advil (ibuprofen) a day harm the liver?

Likely not: Advil (ibuprofen) is detoxified and excreted via the kidneys, so one 200 mg advil is likely no problem (except if you are having stomach upset), then the issue is not liver but gi. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking 1 Advil (ibuprofen) 3 times a day for a month?

Are there any side effects to taking 1 Advil (ibuprofen) 3 times a day for a month?

Probably not: This is a relatively small dose, but any dose of nsaids can cause ulcers, GI bleeding or other issues — you should only take if necessary and should be monitored with intermittent blood tests. ...Read more

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I use to have bad period cramps as a teen. Now I get bad cramps in some cycles&the pain is 1 day, advil works for me. Should I test for Endometriosis?

Low risk: Usually cramping and pain from endometriosis increases with time, starts before menses start and persists for several days, and may also involve pain with urination and stooling. If you have not having cramping every cycle and are getting relief with Advil, it is unlikely that you have endometriosis. ...Read more

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How many Advil (ibuprofen) is safe in one day?

How many Advil (ibuprofen) is safe in one day?

Depends: Depending on your weight of course, the max is 800 mg every 6-8 hours as long as you have normal kidney function. ...Read more

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How many Advil (ibuprofen) can you take in one day?

How many Advil (ibuprofen) can you take in one day?

6 TO 8 A DAY: It depends on what you are taking advll for. The maximum prescription dose if tolerated by some is 3200 mgm that is 16 200 mgm tab of advil
but that is under medical supervision by prescription by a physician who knows the reason you are prescribed the drug
so for over the counter I will suggest do not exceed 6to8 tablets per day, that is if you can tolerate it. ...Read more

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Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?

Yes: Aleve (naproxen) can be taken twice per day and advil can be take three times per day. These should snot be taken together. Use one or the other. If the headache persists then see your pcp. ...Read more

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Is getting a stomach ache after taking one 200 mg Advil (ibuprofen) pill normal? I've been nauseous all day should I be worried?

Is getting a stomach ache after taking one 200 mg Advil (ibuprofen) pill normal? I've been nauseous all day should I be worried?

Not normal but: Not normal but acute gastric irritation with stomach symptoms after 1 dose of Advil (ibuprofen) does not occur 99% of the time BUT....if you had been drinking alcoholic beverages within 24 hours the odds change. Consider abstaining from all alcohol and Advil (ibuprofen) products for 24 hours. Over the counter antacids (ask your pharmacist) can help to reduce symptoms. The stomach heals rapidly: see MD if in 24 hr not well ...Read more

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If I took one Advil 200mg capsule can I also take DayQuil?

Yes: You can, and watch for different dayquil(s), at any rate none interacts with advil ...Read more

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Can I take 4 Advil (ibuprofen) at one time?

Depends.: If the advil (ibuprofen) are 200 mg Ibuprofen and you are an otherwise healthy person with no contraindications. No pregnancy, no GI bleeding, no renal insufficiency. That is a prescription dose and we only recommend high doses like that with professional counsel. It's better to stick with the dose on the bottle unless your personal physician has instructed you otherwise. High dose nsaids have risk. ...Read more

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If I took 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) pm one time then will it be okay? Will anything happen to me?

If I took 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) pm one time then will it be okay? Will anything happen to me?

Should be fine: You should be fine. 800 mg is the maximum dose to be taken by adults at any given time. That dose can be irritating to the stomach so if it wasn't too long ago eat some food to buffer any possible irritation. This high of a dose shouldn't be taken on a regular basis over a long period as it can harm the kidneys. This dose should have offered pain relief, assuming that is why you took it. ...Read more

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Got a pill from a friend i recently got a pill from a friend. He told me it was like tylenol or advil. It is red on one half and blue on the other, with a white stripe separating the colours in the middle. It is a capsule shape. I have taken one with no

Got a pill from a friend i recently got a pill from a friend. He told me it was like tylenol or advil.  It is red on one half and blue on the other, with a white stripe separating the colours in the middle. It is a capsule shape. I have taken one with no

A : A number of things should be noted from your questions. First — it is generally not a good practice to take medication, whether "over-the-counter" or prescription, from someone else. Even well-intentioned friends may not know important details of your medical history that may make it unwise or dangerous to use certain medications. Second — "tylenol" is a brand name for acetaminophen, and "advil" is a brand name for ibuprofen. Although both of these medications can be used for fever or pain reduction, they are different types of medication. Whether either of them is safe or correct for you to use could only be determined based on your medical background: important facts would include medications you may take for chronic conditions, and any history of allergies or intolerance of other medications. Third — there are many online "pill identifier" websites now; but the medication you are referring to may not be referenced since it is an over-the-counter product. Better to consult with your physician about what medications are right for you, and take only medication that you can verify by its source bottle or package. ...Read more

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I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. Can I take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. Can I take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

Of course: You are not exceed the recommended dosage. The Advil (ibuprofen) recommended dose is 200 mg to 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours as required. ...Read more

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If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

Should be the same: Four of the 200mg tablets will have the same effect as one of the 800mg tablets. A patient should not notice any difference between taking 4 small tablets or one big tablet. ...Read more

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How long does headache relief from one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg last?

How long does headache relief from one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg last?

Each person differen: The usual time is 4 to 6 hours Some people with just one advil (ibuprofen) have relief for days Some just have relief for 2 to 3 hours but most of the time the medication lasts 4 hours If continued headaches go to your provider for more help and prevention methods ...Read more

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My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms. He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms. He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

He should be fine!: Mosquito borne disease usually has an incubation period a bit longer than you mentioned. He is also doing well overall without painful and/or swollen joints; sore muscles/aching tendons; extensive skin rashes; tiredness;headaches and swollen lymph nodes. Put 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bug bites or apply cool compresses. Oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2.5ml could be offerred at night. ...Read more

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For severe ankle pain how much Advil (ibuprofen) can you take at one time?

For severe ankle pain how much Advil (ibuprofen) can you take at one time?

Limit: Is 2400 mg per day. They come 200 mg so you can take four three times a day with food. If you have GI problems do not take it. If pain is severe see your foot doc asap. ...Read more

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What can I give my one year old for her cough after I gave her Advil (ibuprofen) for her fever?

What can I give my one year old for her cough after I gave her Advil (ibuprofen) for her fever?

Cough: In general, cough medications are not recommended for children of this age. A cool mist humidifier and proper hydration are often helpful. However, because the list of potential causes is long, a child with fever and cough should be seen by their doctor. ...Read more

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Does Advil (ibuprofen) slow down your period flow? My dr told me to take it every 4-6 hours durning my period. But one dr on here said to take as lil as possible

Ibuprofen : Advil (ibuprofen) is used primarily to reduce premenstral cramps. Itmay ormay not increase menstral flow. Abuse of Ibuprofen can cause serious side effects such asintestinal bleeding orkidney and urinary bleeding. ...Read more

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I heart my hamstring and I took an advil (ibuprofen) at about 7 its 10 now when can I take another one?

I heart my hamstring and I took an advil (ibuprofen) at about 7 its 10 now when can I take another one?

Any time: Advil (ibuprofen) over the counter is 200mg you are allowed 3200 mg of that drug per day with something to eat. Advil (ibuprofen) usually prescribed 400mg or 600mg two or three times a day ...Read more

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