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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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Aspirin ibuprofen or acetaminophen for sore throat?

Aspirin ibuprofen or acetaminophen for sore throat?

Ibuprophen: Or even better syrup with codeine. Acetaminophen is not an anti-inflammatory drug so probably will be least effective for an inflamed throat. ...Read more

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Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?

Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?

Only Aspirin Daily: Only Aspirin is indicated for prevention of heart attack acetaminophen and ibuprophen are not used and not recommended for prevention of heart attack. ...Read more

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Allergic to aspirin acetaminophen and ibuprofen? Running a fever. What can I take?

Allergic to aspirin acetaminophen and ibuprofen? Running a fever. What can I take?

Describe reactions?: It is unusual to have "allergy" to these 3 drugs together although one can be intolerant to asa and ibuprofen. You may try trilisate (choline magnesium salicylate) but a better bet would be for you to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?

What is the difference between aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen?

Effect on baby: Aspirin and Ibuprofen are related anti-inflammatory pain medicines. They should be avoided in pregnancy, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters because they can close an important valve in the baby's heart. This valve normally closes at the time of birth which is why they can be taken post-partum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever that does not have this effect on the baby and is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a person allergic to aspirin, take tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

Can a person allergic to aspirin, take tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

Yes and maybe.: Tylenol (acetaminophen) ( Acetaminophen ) is not a problem. Advil (ibuprofen) may cross react with asa and might be best avoided. Talk over specifics of your allergy with our doc and see if the med might be right for you. ...Read more

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Took my first tamoxifen pill yesterday. I am having headaches today could i take aspirin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)? Are headaches one of the side effects?

Took my first tamoxifen pill yesterday.  I am having headaches today could i take aspirin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?  Are headaches one of the side effects?

Can be: Treat symptoms as you normally would. However, if they continue contact your doctor. Tamoxifen increases risk of blood clot and stroke. Benefit greatly outweighs this risk. ...Read more

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Have abscess. On omyxcillin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) until extraction... Problem is pain has become unbearable. aspirin ok? Can't take Advil due to afib

Have  abscess. On omyxcillin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) until extraction... Problem is pain has become unbearable. aspirin ok? Can't take Advil due to afib

Pain Management: The dentist who is treating you should be contacted for pain management, possibly a prescription for narcotics. When did you start the antibiotic? When will the tooth be extracted? The abscess may need to be drained. No need for you to suffer. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more