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One 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 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
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
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
Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?
I had a one sided left headache yesterday which was on the whole day buy went away with 2 advil (ibuprofen) but today all of a sudden left arm became numb.
Numbness: I would suggest that they are unrelated but if it persists please see your doctor ...Read more
I swallowed an Advil 2 years ago without water and it got stuck in my throat and burned bad for at least a day. Will this have resulted in a stricture of my esophagus? Or would it have just healed? Does it only take one burn to cause a stricture?
Usually not: Usually esophageal strictures result from severe trauma or alkali burns(e.g. Draino) of the esophagus or repetitive injury of the esophagus. ...Read more
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
Had ear ache 5 days ago. Went to hospital on friday, said to take advil (ibuprofen). Went to another one on saturday, gave me amoxil. Now on it day 4 no relief?
Is the problem your : Have an ENT look at your ear. Causes of ear pain can be related to your ear or structures around your ear. ...Read more
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
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
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
I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. Can I take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?
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
Upper nasal passage is swollen on one side. Took one Advil cold & sinus for three days but still painful & swollen.
I've been taking Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hrs for swelling and what I think are internal hemoroids. Hysterectomy in may. Can one rebound on Advil (ibuprofen) for hemoroids?
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
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
I heart my hamstring and I took an advil (ibuprofen) at about 7 its 10 now when can I take another one?
If you take one Advil or Aleve (naproxen) in the morning is it safe to have wine that night with your dinner?
Yes: Not an important interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›