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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 had a one time toradol IM shot today for rib pain. How long does this last? Any side effects I should watch for? When can I start taking Aleve/Advil

I had a one time toradol IM shot today for rib pain. How long does this last? Any side effects I should watch for? When can I start taking Aleve/Advil

A few hours: Toradol can relieve pain for several hours (>6-8 hours on an average). You can either start taking alternate pain medicine if they have been effective in relieving your pain before or wait until you have return of your pain that needs relief and then start taking your pain pills as per your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I took 16 Aleve pills, 7 advils, and 4 tylenols (acetaminophen) in the past 10 hours. How urgent is a doctor and what side effects may occur?

I took 16 Aleve pills, 7 advils, and 4 tylenols (acetaminophen) in the past 10 hours. How urgent is a doctor and what side effects may occur?

Get Help ASAP!: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe up to 4, 000 mg a day. NSAIDs: 16 aleve pills and 7 advils maybe enough to make a hole in the stomach and it can seriously damage your liver. Bleeding to death internally is very painful. Get help ASAP! ...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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What are the serious side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

What are the serious side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports activities. They cause injury to stomach, kidneys, prevent your body from rebuilding cartilage in your joints from every day wear and tear, and stop your body from healing an acute injury like a tendon injury or an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) for an addict?

What are the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) for an addict?

Depends: Depends on the type of addiction. If addicted to alcohol or pain killer then the side effects could be far greater, including GI bleeding and damage to the liver and kidneys. ...Read more

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Does Advil (ibuprofen) have side effects for long time?

Does Advil (ibuprofen) have side effects for long time?

AllThngsInModeration: Advil will have a long lasting side effect if you develop a side effect & keep taking it (duh!)--if you stop taking it, the side effect should go away, unless you took a toxic dose or a lot of it for a long time then blew-out your kidneys or stomach--then you'd be in for some long-term trouble. Taken in proper dose & interval for relatively short periods of time, you should do OK. If not, try Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports activities. They cause injury to stomach, kidneys, prevent your body from rebuilding cartilage in your joints from every day wear and tear, and stop your body from healing an acute injury like a tendon injury or an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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My friend overdosed on advil, (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects?

My friend overdosed on advil, (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose Sx's: May include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate. ...Read more

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My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose sx's: May include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate.Can be fatal ...Read more

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I've taken 2000 mg of motrin and 10 x 81 mg of advil (ibuprofen). When should I feel side effects and what would they be?

I've taken 2000 mg of motrin and 10 x 81 mg of advil (ibuprofen). When should I feel side effects and what would they be?

Can't answer: Not allowed to answer personal medical questions like that on health tap. Call poison control center in your area. ...Read more

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Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Multiple: Advil (or ibuprofen) allergy can cause several symptoms, the most common being hives (rash), shortness of breath, or angioedema (swelling of the lips or tongue). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Advil (ibuprofen) on an empty stomach?

Tummy ache: You may get a mild stomach ache.

Some patients don't experience anything. ...Read more

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Dr said to take advil (ibuprofen). Have gas and heartburn of a night sometimes. Is this normal? Any way to lessen these side effects?

Dr said to take advil (ibuprofen). Have gas and heartburn of a night sometimes. Is this normal? Any way to lessen these side effects?

Yes: Take advil (ibuprofen) with food. Try Tums and or Maalox or Prilosec. If heartburn occurs frequently., Avoid fatty foods and don;t eat for 2 hrs before bedtime. Sleep with the head of the bed elevated by 45 degrees. Followup with a gastroenterologist for an upper endoscopy. Peristent heartburn can cause esophageal damage and you may need this examined. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pains on the left side of my head. The pain started two days ago but I have been taking advil. It started again this morning at 5:30 AM. It went away after I took advil but slowly starts to come up again. Is there anything wrong? Should I

I have throbbing pains on the left side of my head. The pain started two days ago but I have been taking advil. It started again this morning at 5:30 AM. It went away after I took advil but slowly starts to come up again. Is there anything wrong? Should I

Migraine headache: The medication is not strong and specific enough to hold the pain. You need some migraine specific medications such as cafergot, imitrex (sumatriptan) or midrin. Also some medications to prevent it. Call your doctor. If you can not get a hold of your doctor go to an urgent care center and also make an appointment to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am feeling a pulsing pain on the right side of my neck, I just took some advil?

I am feeling a pulsing pain on the right side of my neck, I just took some advil?

Pulsation: Pulsating pain. Although you can have a primary problem with your artery. Probably the pain is from a lymphnode close to the artery, or perhaps sore muscle. ...Read more

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The left side of my head has been hurting for days. I take Advil (ibuprofen) to stop the hurting?

The left side of my head has been hurting for days. I take Advil (ibuprofen) to stop the hurting?

Chronic Headaches: Constant headaches should always be evaluated asap as there could be an underlying medical condition causing the pain. Factors involved in headaches include stress, physical trauma, sleep disorders, and previous history of headaches but headaches are not common to start at your age; call your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi the left side of my neck is super stiff and woke me up. It hurts to move it up or to the side. I took Advil (ibuprofen) but it's not helping?

Hi the left side of my neck is super stiff and woke me up. It hurts to move it up or to the side. I took Advil (ibuprofen) but it's not helping?

Stretches: Most likely just awkward positioning during sleep. I would recommend gentle stretches, and you can try heat as well. Advil (ibuprofen) can be taken at a dose of 800 mg three times a day. See a physician if symptoms persist/worsen. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Few days ago, I feel down in the toilet and bite my tongue (Both side). I can swallow anything except soup. I took advil but it's not getti?

Hello Dr. Few days ago, I feel down in the toilet and bite my tongue (Both side). I can swallow anything except soup. I took advil but it's not getti?

Swishes: After biting, the tongue swells and has cuts in it that can get infected. Salt water mouth swishes (cold) cand help clean and reduce swelling. Listerine swishes every 2-4 hours helps minimize infection. ...Read more

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Taking Advil (ibuprofen). Is itching a common side effect of this medicine?

Taking Advil (ibuprofen). Is itching a common side effect of this medicine?

Itching on advil (ibuprofen): Although itching can occur on advil (ibuprofen) as long as you have no rash or throat tightness or other swelling it's probably ok to use it. If the itching gets worse or new symptoms occur, I would stop using it and talk to your doctor about it. Good luck ...Read more

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What could it be? I have pain on the back of my neck. The back of my neck hurts quite a bit. I don't feel any lumps or anything. It hurts specially on the right side, pain goes on to my right shoulder too. I'm taking Advil for the pain, it helps for a fe

What could it be? I have pain on the back of my neck. The back of my neck hurts quite a bit. I don't feel any lumps or anything. It hurts specially on the right side, pain goes on to my right shoulder too. I'm taking Advil for the pain, it helps for a fe

Right: Right sided neck pain is probably coming from your facet joints or muscles in your neck. I would recommend rest, hot shower and gently stretching your neck and continue taking advil (ibuprofen) as directed by your primary care doctor for couple days. Stop advil (ibuprofen) if you develop any sided effects such as stomach pain, bleeding, kidney problems or allergic reactions, but not limited to these problems. If the pain does not improve over the next couple days you should see your primary care doctor. Physical therapy is the usually the initial treatment for neck pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sinusitis diagnosed and suffering from a constant dull pain on the right side of my mouth. What can be done (taking bactrim/Advil) to cure/relive pain?

Sinusitis diagnosed and suffering from a constant dull pain on the right side of my mouth. What can be done (taking bactrim/Advil) to cure/relive pain?

2 things: If antibiotic is not particularly effective for you, talk to your Physician about possibly switching to a different antibiotic. Also, sinusitis and upper molar infection often have overlapping symptoms. Make an appointment with your Dentist to check your upper right molars. ...Read more

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Painful cramps & Advil (ibuprofen) (400mg pill) only helps. Took 3 today, last 1 around 1pm, & haven't been hungry since taking it. Is this a normal side effect?

Painful cramps & Advil (ibuprofen) (400mg pill) only helps. Took 3 today, last 1 around 1pm, & haven't been hungry since taking it. Is this a normal side effect?

I wish: No, not common. In theory might be from the stomach irritation from the advil (ibuprofen). Cannot say in your particular case, but not a common side effect. ...Read more

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Hi I'm taking Percocet forms herniated lumbar disc. I'm having & am wondering if it's ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) 800 mg along side Percocet?

Hi I'm taking Percocet forms herniated lumbar disc. I'm having & am wondering if it's ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) 800 mg along side Percocet?

No drug interactions: There are no drug interactions between these two medications. However, please be aware that Advil (ibuprofen) is an aspirin based medication, and the more you take, the greater the risk of GI side-effects like stomach ulcers, etc. . . Since you are being prescribed percocet already, please contact your doctor, to inform him/her of your desire to add Advil (ibuprofen)--to be sure that they are in agreement. Good luck ...Read more

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