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What Are The Name Brands Of Ibuprofen
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
I've always taken Advil the brand name now I have the brand assured of ibuprofen is it ok to switch brands like that? Could I be allergic to the assured brand? I took Advil last night.
Are Advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin and Aleeve basically the same, just different brand names? And how can I avoid getting a sore stomach from them? I take with food.
Avoid prolonged use: These products belong to a class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: (NSAID). They should not be taken for prolonged periods or frequently. They can cause bleeding in the stomach and ulcers. If you are getting a sore stomach-you should really avoid these medications and seek medical advise. There are several other complication of prolonged use as well. ...Read more
Could multiple pain relievers taken for a few days cause numbness and tingling in arms? I've had a headache for a few days, so I started with store brand aspirin, then moved onto ibuprofen, and then tried tylenol for arthritis. I have taken probably more
No: See a neurologist. Problem could be in neck. ...Read more
My boyfriend took 5 ibuprofen 800's with half a bottle of Nyquil because he wasn't feeling well. Is this safe?
No: This is dangerous and he may cause damage to his kidneys or stomach by taking this much ibuprofen. In addition the ingredients in nyquil are also not safe taken in such large doses. If he becomes ill take him to emergency and please urge him not to take overdoses of medication again. ...Read more
If you took more:
Than the directed amount - then it was too much. If you took an overdose - call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk. ...Read more
Few questions:: #1: Allergic to aspirin? Sometimes those folks react poorly to other NSAIDS. #2: How are your kidneys? If they are totally fine, you don't need renal dosing. #3: What other drugs are you taking? Will they interact? Go to my drug interaction link on my site to check. #4: How are you timing doses? If there are no issues, you can take 800mg every 8 hrs, or 600mg every 6 hrs. Max pain benefit at 600mg ...Read more
YES.: Maximum single dose in 800 mg for adults and maximum daily dose 2400 mg. BUT I do not recommend the max doses for more than a few days. Also certain contraindications for some patients may apply as well. ...Read more