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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Rufen (Overview)

Rufen is a pain medication.


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I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

Key word is "AN": Ibuprofen may increase the chance of stomach irritation and bleeding, and alcohol can do the same thing and increase that effect of the ibuprofen. One drink, now and again, is unlikely to cause any problems, but multiple drinks on a regular basis can cause gastritis with the possiblity of causing an ulcer and/or bleeding. Taking the Ibuprofen together with a meal, or milk or an antacid may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Rufen (Overview)

Rufen is a pain medication.


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Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

Please describe the medication: ibuprofen?

See below: 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 cramps, or minor injury. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between prescribed ibuprofen and store bought?

I want to know what is the difference between prescribed ibuprofen and store bought?

Dosage: Over-the-counter Ibuprofen is available only in the 200mg strength. Higher dosages (400, 600, 800mg) require a prescription. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol more effective than ibuprofen?

Is paracetamol more effective than ibuprofen?

No: Paracetamol is same is Acetaminophen ( aka tylenol ). Effect/efficacy of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen is individual and depends on your genetics and pain type. Generally there is no supeiority or inferiority. In some specific instances Ibuprofen will be preferre due to a anti inflamatory effect. ...Read more

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How does ibuprofen work?

How does ibuprofen work?

Anti-inflammatory: Gets rid of inflammation, reduces temperature, pain killer. ...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