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Pain pill about 2 hours ago. Can I take ibuprofen now?

Pain pill about 2 hours ago. Can I take ibuprofen now?

Depends: Which pain pill? If it was a different NSAID i would recommend no. ...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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I feel like I have pulled a muscle in my back. I take a half of pain pill at bedtime for my arthritis. Can i take an ibprofen now during day?

Yes: Typical Ibuprofen dosing is 400-800 mg up to 3 times/day, preferably with food. It may be used on the same day as non-nsaid pain relievers. Do realize that all nsaids have potential adverse effects including peptic ulcers, acid reflux, increased blood pressure, cardiovascular risks, etc. Consult with your physician who knows your medical history before regular dosing of ibuprofen. ...Read more

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