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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with lithium?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with lithium?

Carefully: Advil (ibuprofen) may increase lithium blood levels by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. This could lead to lithium toxicity. One study that tested high-dose (1800 mg/day) Ibuprofen said "lithium dosage may need to be reduced in some patients following initiation of Ibuprofen therapy." the effect may be less at low doses or if advil is used rarely. Consult with your prescriber. ...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 take Advil (ibuprofen) PM every night?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) PM every night?

Not Tylenol (acetaminophen): The PM part yes. But, taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) daily is extremely hard in the liver. Use the generic for Benadryl. That is what causes sedation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) with kexpro?

Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) with kexpro?

See below: What is "kexpro"? I'm not aware of a drug with this name. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for more than 10days?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for more than 10days?

It depends: This question is not so straightforward because it depends on many things such as why you are taking it, how much you are taking, other medications you are taking and what medical conditions you might have. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) everyday 400 mg?

Probably: BUT why is the question?
What hurts?
Get evaluated and fix the problem. ...Read more

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Is it a bad thing to take Advil (ibuprofen) all the time?

Is it a bad thing to take Advil (ibuprofen) all the time?

Yes: Multiple reasons. Nsaids can cause gastritis and gastric ulcers. Also it metabolizes through kidneys. So long term use can affect kidney functions too. So risk of bleed, gastric ulcer, kidney damage. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the gym still if I take advil (ibuprofen)?

You can: What problem caused you to take advil (ibuprofen) in the first place? Your answer will determine if going to the gym is advisable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take advil (ibuprofen) daily? If not, what can I substitute with?

Is it ok to take advil (ibuprofen) daily? If not, what can I substitute with?

What for?: Depends on what you are taking the Advil (ibuprofen) for? Taking daily Advil (ibuprofen) could cause rebound headaches for example. It could also affect your kidneys especially if you had a condition that can affect those as well (like diabetes or hypertension for example).Depending on what type of pain you are taking it for will determine alternative treatments. See your doctor for evaluation and management of your pain ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin 800 like five hours apart from each other?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin 800 like five hours apart from each other?

Ibuprofen: Advil and Motrin are actually different brand names of the same medicine, a NSAID. Generally, ibuprofen should not be taken in lesser than 4-6 hour intervals and the total dose should not be more than 2400mg per day. Excess or long term use can result in stomach and kidney problems. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with butal?

Generally Yes: Most times it is ok to take advil (ibuprofen) with butalbital, however if the version of medicine contains Aspirin I would caution against the long term use of both medicines together since they can cause GI upset/ulcer, bleeding and even kidney damage. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) and penicilin?

Yes: There should be no issues with that combination. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) if I have glaucoma?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) if I have glaucoma?

Advil (ibuprofen): Yes. If you have recently had glaucoma filtering surgery, you may wish to wait until your eye surgeon says it is ok to resume taking nsaids, of which Advil (ibuprofen) is a member. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Advil (ibuprofen) after drinking?

Not a good idea: Even though most of the time it may be safe to take advil (ibuprofen) after drinking, but you have to be aware that alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by ibuprophen. So if you take it and start with black tarry stools or vomiting blood go to the er asap. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take Advil (ibuprofen) regularly?

Yes: Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can lead to serious kidney disease, intestinal bleeding, possible onset of infections from the body's inability to fight these infections and a host of other possible problems. Medication should be taking judiciously and only when necessary and prescribed appropriately. Just because it is over-the-counter doesn't mean it is safe to overuse it. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) if you had clariton d?

Advil (ibuprofen): Yes you can take both in prescribed or recommended amounts and if no contraindications. ...Read more

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How soon after drinking can I take advil (ibuprofen)?

How soon after drinking can I take advil (ibuprofen)?

See below: Taking Ibuprofen with alcohol is acceptable as long as you follow the dosing and frequency recommendations. However, there are risks related to irritation of the lining of the stomach and the risks increase if you drink more than recommended and take more than the recommended amounts of ibuprofen. If kidney problems, don't take Ibuprofen unless advise by your doc. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Advil (ibuprofen) if you have pots?

As needed: Taking advil (ibuprofen) as needed and as directed is ok. If you need advil (ibuprofen) regularly and/or repeatedly, you should be evaluated be your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone take Advil (ibuprofen) after an angiogram?

Can someone take Advil (ibuprofen) after an angiogram?

Yes: There is little evidence that taking Advil (ibuprofen) after an angiogram dose any harm to anyone, unless there are other issues that would preclude its use. ...Read more

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Can you take advil (ibuprofen) pm while takeing ativan?

Can you take advil (ibuprofen) pm while takeing ativan?

Drug interaction: Advil (ibuprofen) PM contains an antihistamine, which causes drowsiness. May increase same when combined with Ativan. Be aware and take with caution. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) four days prior to surgery?

Check with your Doc: Usually physicians will hold these medications for about 5 days. This may be different for your surgeon and they type of surgery. I would give them a call. ...Read more

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Can I take advil (ibuprofen) while I am taking steriod 25 mg?

Risky: NSAIDS taken with steroids can increase risk for stomach irritation. Use with caution. ...Read more

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