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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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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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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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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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I'm allergic to acethaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, what can I take? The doctor prescribed tramadol but I'm scare to take it is it safe?

I'm allergic to acethaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, what can I take? The doctor prescribed tramadol but I'm scare to take it is it safe?

Safe, but: There's a low or moderate abuse potential, limited refills, needs Rx, interacts with many other drugs, needs to be tapered to discontinue use. It's kind of rare to have allergy to NSAIDs aspirin and acetaminophen together, many interpret Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) as allergic reaction (true allergic reaction) pls visit an allergist to decipher your reaction and don't deprive your self a chance, ...Read more

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I get hives from aspirin, motrin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) morphine, codeine, & vicodin. I also have med probs, need daily pain relief. Are 2-3 hives dangerous? Help!

I get hives from aspirin, motrin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) morphine, codeine, & vicodin. I also have med probs, need daily pain relief. Are 2-3 hives dangerous? Help!

No: A few hives are mainly annoying especially when they can be controlled with antihistamine. Swelling (angioedema) however may potentially be dangerous. Given your pain issues, a few hives would be the least of your concerns. ...Read more

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Is aspirin an effective anti-inflammatory or should one use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for a sprained knee?

Is aspirin an effective anti-inflammatory or should one use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for a sprained knee?

You know your body: There is no one best medication for everybody. You should always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging and discontinue it if you have side effects. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory, but it may control your pain. If your symptoms are not improving, you should be evaluated. All of those medications may have side effects with prolonged use. ...Read more

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What is best to take for a toothache, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin, or Advil? Take Remeron, Singulair, and Klonopin (prn) before bed.

What is best to take for a toothache, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin, or Advil?  Take Remeron,  Singulair, and  Klonopin (prn) before bed.

Take telephone: Call your Dentist. You have an infection that requires immediate treatment. Will NOT cure itself. Advil (ibuprofen) and cold compresses may help take the edge off until you can get to your Dentist. ...Read more

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What can I take if I am allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen/aspirin?

What can I take if I am allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen/aspirin?

For what?: If you have generalized aches and pains than maybe a muscle relaxant would help, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a major paracetamol ibuprofen panadol (acetaminophen) and aspirin overdose help?

What to do if i had a major paracetamol ibuprofen panadol (acetaminophen) and aspirin overdose help?

Go to Emergency Room: Major doses of these medications can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and liver failure. Go to the emergency room, the sooner the better. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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