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What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However, if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...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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My question is my hip is killing and do you think it's from sciatica nerve is there anything I can do I been taking ibuprofen no help and it's numb?

My question is my hip is killing and do you think it's from sciatica nerve is there anything I can do I been taking ibuprofen no help and it's numb?

Hip pain: Diabetic patient do have knee and hip arthritis that can cause localized pain in hip and knee joint. Sciatica, piriformis syndrome and diabetic radiculopathy not only cause hip pain but also cause post thig, calf and lower back pain. ...Read more

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Hi I'm currently on 600mg of tegretol for my epilepsy but can I take ibuprofen with them as i have really bad sciatica n paracetamol n co_codamol do?

Hi I'm currently on 600mg of tegretol for my epilepsy but can I take ibuprofen with them as i have really bad sciatica n paracetamol n co_codamol do?

Ibruprofen ok: In general, Tegretol can be used safely with ibruprofen. However, any codeine or opioid combination should be avoided with use of depressants like Tegretol, since the effects can be magnified. Moreover, with the diagnosis of sciatica, use of opiods in general has been thought to be the therapy of last resort; please consider seeing your physician to determine other therapeutic options. ...Read more

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Hi. I seem to have pulled a muscle in my left buttock. It could be sciatica too. I have taken Ibuprofen (800mg) but it is not relieving it. I need to keep moving today. I have Prednisone on hand. I know it's not advisable to take both together due to sto

Hi. I seem to have pulled a muscle in my left buttock. It could be sciatica too. I have taken Ibuprofen (800mg) but it is not relieving it.  I need to keep moving today. I have Prednisone on hand. I know it's not advisable to take both together due to sto

Shifted Sacroiliac: "Sciatica" is a broad term. Many times a pain in the buttock is referred pain from the sacroiliac joint that has shifted out of its normal anatomic position. This is actually very common, and often flared by going up stairs. Usually a result of trauma or lifting things that are too heavy. Ibuprofen is a good Rx. I would avoid using the steroids without first seeing your medical pro ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3 Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg every 3 hours for sciatica pain that hurts really bad.

Is it safe to take 3 Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg every 3 hours for sciatica pain that hurts really bad.

Too much: If there is so much pain, you should be seen. The medication will cause gastritis and renal toxicity.
Determining cause of pain and other management is recommended. ...Read more

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Which is stronger for back pain, and sciatica, ibuprofen 800, or 20 mg piroxicam? Thanks!

Which is stronger for back pain, and sciatica, ibuprofen 800, or 20 mg piroxicam? Thanks!

Comparable dose: Ibuprofen 600 mg three to four times daily is comparable to piroxicam 20 mg once daily and these are considered medium doses. It is important to know what you taking it for and how is your kidney function. Discuss it with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain. Can I take ibuprofen befor going to Chiropractic?

I am experiencing low back pain. Can I take ibuprofen befor going to Chiropractic?

Yes: This should be fine. If you have a history of high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, or problems with your kidneys be sure to talk to your doctor about the best pain medication. ...Read more

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Mri confirmed herniated disc, pinched sciatic. What can I do for the constant low back pain? I take3 Advil (ibuprofen) every morn. Helps sometimes.

Mri confirmed herniated disc, pinched sciatic. What can I do for the constant low back pain?  I take3 Advil (ibuprofen) every morn. Helps sometimes.

Back pain : Usual dose for Ibuprofen three to four times daily. Provided kidneys healthy may ultimately cause GI ulcer. You really should sit down with physician and establish treatment regimen that works for you. ...Read more

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I have low back pain it's hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen i still feel pain?

I have low back pain it's hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen i still feel pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis. Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis.  Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

Yes it can: With GERD, repeated use of ibuprofen can cause erosions and lead to ulcers in your esophagus or stomach. At least you should use a GI protectant if you need this drug, and regular evals for anemia, kidney and liver function. Remember most GI bleeds are painless. ...Read more

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Major low back pain. Recurring. Injured this morning when getting out of bed. Advil (ibuprofen) ineffective. Heat pads help. Muscle or nerve? How to treat?

Major low back pain. Recurring. Injured this morning when getting out of bed. Advil (ibuprofen) ineffective.  Heat pads help. Muscle or nerve? How to treat?

Have you been seen?: First if you have never been seen for this,it is time to go see the doctor. It is better to apply cold to the area until you understand what is wrong in the back. Muscle vs nerve is addressed with the physical exam. Treatment is based on the working diagnosis after physical exam and maybe xrays. Could your pain stem from kidney, uterus, bladder? ...Read more

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I have -sciatita. Been in very bad pain for over two, month. Doc give ibuprofen, vacoden, steroid treament, and shot.Still, in bad pain can walk or stand.?

Make sure: Talk to your doctor about other possibilities other than routine back pain. At your age, there are worse scenarios. Then, get off the couch! Exercise, specifically core- strengthening, and low impact activity are shown to improve pain. Stop any tobacco use. Yoga may be the best therapy studied to treat back pain. Above all, beware using ibuprophen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 7.5mg percocet for TMJ pain, I'd rather not take this anymore. 600mg ibuprofen didn't help, should I go higher dosage?

I was prescribed 7.5mg percocet for TMJ pain, I'd rather not take this anymore. 600mg ibuprofen didn't help, should I go higher dosage?

Short term: You can take ibuprofen 800 mg up to 3 times a day but I would not suggest taking this longer than 2-3 weeks at this dose. Warm compresses, acupuncture and physical therapy may also help with the pain. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with TMJ. An OB prescribed me narcotics that doesn't work.the only thing that work is ibuprofen. Can I take low dosages at 8 weeks?

I was diagnosed with TMJ. An OB prescribed me narcotics that doesn't work.the only thing that work is ibuprofen. Can I take low dosages at 8 weeks?

You definitely : Cannot take ibuprofen during your third trimester, so you need to find an alternative now, there are doctors that specialize in TMJ problems ...Read more

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I already went to see my doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics and a stronger dosage of ibuprofen for the pain I have a ruptured eardrum and infection. What can I do for the discharge that is coming out of my ear.

I already went to see my doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics and a stronger dosage of ibuprofen for the pain I have a ruptured eardrum and infection. What can I do for the discharge that is coming out of my ear.

Followup : Discharge will stop when problem taken care of. Would certainly need to follow treatment with your doctor and may potentially need a referral to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I was prescribed narcos for a severe toothache I'm not due to have my next dose until 8:00 its now 7:14 can I take ibuprofen in the meantime?

I was prescribed narcos for a severe toothache I'm not due to have my next dose until 8:00 its now 7:14 can I take ibuprofen in the meantime?

Yes: Unless you have a problem with taking ibuprofen, you should be okay to take the dose. Hopefully the cause of the severe toothache will be controlled and you will get off the narcotics. Make sure that you follow the dentist's instructions with medication or therapy to resolve your problem. ...Read more

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I took 4 ibuprofen, 4 allergy relief pills and one prescribed sinus congestion/ tiny white allergy pill. Did I double dose?

I took 4 ibuprofen, 4 allergy relief pills and one prescribed sinus congestion/ tiny white allergy pill. Did I double dose?

Don't know: Look at the ingredients. Can't answer unless know what exactly you're taking, your allergies, other medical conditions such as kidney or liver disease, or weight. ...Read more

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Does motrin 800 help sciatica?

Does motrin 800 help sciatica?

It may: If is commonly given to help decrease inflammation and pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 600 or 800 Motrin and/or flexril (.10) for occasional sciatica back pain flare-ups while being on 20 mg Celexa (citalopram) daily? Thanks.

Should B safe.-: -the max dose 4 IBP is 2400 mg. As long as you stay below that in a 24 hr period you should B OK. Best to start @ 600mg 4X/day, the if really helps start dropping the dose: 600 then 300, 600 300. You usually find your dose in a few days. Also, it is an NSAID so B sure you consider the adverse complications. ...Read more

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I rarely if ever take medications and i just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

I rarely if ever take medications and i just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

No problem : You may have some stomachs upset though. Just don't take anymore for a day or so, if pain killers are needed, use acetaminophen, (Tylenol), wish you well ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

You misunderstand : Ibuprofen/ Codeine 200/12.8 is not a fraction. It signifies a dose of 200 milligrams of ibuprofen together with 12.8 milligrams of codeine. A normal adult dose.
If they were prescribed for you, take them as directed. If you found someone else's pills, get rid of them. Never take prescription pills belonging to someone else as they might do more harm than good. ...Read more

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I've been having a persistent pressure and tension in my head the last couple of days. What would be the best dosage of ibuprofen for me?

I've been having a persistent pressure and tension in my head the last couple of days. What would be the best dosage of ibuprofen for me?

Ibuprofen: You can take 200mg tablets, 1-2 every 6 hours as needed but if the problem persists you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sciatica (Definition)

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