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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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That can't be right that I have ibuprofen allergy?

That can't be right that I have ibuprofen allergy?

It can be: Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's) are amongst the top allergenic drugs. This list includes: ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, ketorolac, indomethacin, meloxicam, celecoxib, etc. Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the standard recommended doses would be a safe alternative.

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Possible ibuprofen allergy? What can I take instead?

Possible ibuprofen allergy? What can I take instead?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a reasonably safe alternative. You should see an allergist to discuss the specific symptoms that you have had with Ibuprofen to help determine what other meds you can safely use for pain or fever.

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I need some help on this! I might have ibuprofen allergy and need alternatives.?

I need some help on this! I might have ibuprofen allergy and need alternatives.?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a reasonably safe alternative. You should see an allergist to discuss the specific symptoms that you have had with Ibuprofen to help determine what other meds you can safely use for pain or fever.

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How to diagnose ibuprofen allergy?

How to diagnose ibuprofen allergy?

Not easy: Ibuprofen hypersensitivity is diagnosed by a careful history where symptoms followed ingestion of ibuprofen. There is no available commercial skin or blood test since it is typically not ige-mediated. In some cases, an ingestion (drug challenge) is performed under medical supervision to confirm/rule out NSAID allergy. This of course carries some risk.

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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).

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Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Not on a regular.: Cold medicines can interfere with concerta. Especially ones that contain a decongestant. Decongestants + methylphenidates can raise your blood pressure.

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Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means I have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am I allergic to aspirin too?

Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means I have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am I allergic to aspirin too?

Probably: There is cross reactivity between aspirin and NSAIDs as ibuprofen and the like, but whether you're truly allergic to this class of medicines is yet to be sure of, visit an allergist, in the interim avoid NSAIDS and aspirin, use acetaminophen for pain and fever till sorted out

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Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Antihistamine: If its one time its ok, check ingredients as there might be only decogetant, you do not say your age

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Having major surgery. Not allergic to Advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin. Reacted to pain meds in hosp b4. Not sure what meds tho. Is there an allergy test to confirm?

Having major surgery. Not allergic to Advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin. Reacted to pain meds in hosp b4. Not sure what meds tho. Is there an allergy test to confirm?

Surgery meds: No allergy tests are available to detect pain medication allergies. Some people have adverse reactions to pain medications like narcotics that are not true allergies. You should discuss all your medications and your past reactions with both your anesthesiologist and surgeon prior to the procedure. Aspirin and advil/motrin are avoided prior to procedure due to potential bleeding complications.

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Can I mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Can I mix children's Advil (ibuprofen) with childrens allergy medicine?

Depends: Many children's medication preparations have antihistamines, which is the active ingredient in the allergy medicines. So, you have to be careful- I would ask your pediatrician about the exact preparation you plan to use and the reason for the use.

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When I was a baby an allergies exam results was that I was allergic to aines and some other components in advil (ibuprofen). At 21 do I have the same allergies?

When I was a baby an allergies exam results was that I was allergic to aines and some other components in advil (ibuprofen). At 21 do I have the same allergies?

Probably not: Most babies outgrow their allergies by age 3 and they change constantly during that time which is why we rareloy test them unless it it might be life threatening. It would be worth your while to challenge it. You might have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on hand just in case you react.

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I have an allergy to paint fumes, I've had a headache for about a week now I have been taking ibuprofen and it isn't going away?

Sinusitis: Fumes can be irritating, especially if there is an underlying allergy problem. You may have sinus allergy that would respond to antihistamines and a steroid nasal spray. You may also have a sinus infection. Of course there are many other causes of headaches so please get checked by you primary doc or an allergist.

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Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen?

Can someone develop an allergy to a medication, such as, Ibuprofen?

Yes: Yes any medication can be the culprit. I would stop the medication and contact your physician. Take care. Allergies can be rough.

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Is it possible for me to take ibuprofen with fenofexidrine allergy tabs?

Is it possible for me to take ibuprofen with fenofexidrine allergy tabs?

Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses.

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I took allegra (fexofenadine) allergy relief one tablet and ibuprofen together. Is this okay?

I took allegra (fexofenadine) allergy relief one tablet and ibuprofen together. Is this okay?

Yes.: Allegra (fexofenadine) and Ibuprofen together do not normally cause adverse drug reactions. Allegra (fexofenadine) can be taken regularly safely for long periods. I always advise caution against taking Ibuprofen daily for long periods of time.

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