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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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Took ibuprofen at the beginning of my period which made it stop for 2 days then came back. Is this normal?

Took ibuprofen at the beginning of my period which made it stop for 2 days then came back. Is this normal?

May be: The hormone prostaglandin in your body that helps your smooth muscles (such as muscles in your stomach or uterus) know when to contract and when to relax. Ibuprofen can inhibit prostaglandin from doing its job, and the result will sometimes mean that if you take ibuprofen while on your period, the flow may be stopped completely. U can see his sometimes with Tylenol as well. ...Read more

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What could have made me suddenly allergic (hives) to ibuprofen and what can I now take for pain, inflammation? Tylenol is nearly useless.

What could have made me suddenly allergic (hives) to ibuprofen and what can I now take for pain, inflammation? Tylenol is nearly useless.

See allergist: The details of your adverse reaction to the nsaids will help an allergist understand your reaction and make recommendations on what medicines will be safe for you. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for over a month and have a swollen but not sore left tonsil. Penicillin and ibuprofen haven't made the swelling go down. What is it?

I've had a cough for over a month and have a swollen but not sore left tonsil. Penicillin and ibuprofen haven't made the swelling go down. What is it?

See ENT doctor: The swollen tonsil and the cough may be independent and unrelated. But at age 22, the cough should have resolved within a month. Are you a smoker? A unilateral (left side only) swelling of a tonsil rarely could be serious. See an ENT doctor for appropriate diagnosis of the tonsil. ...Read more

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Taking 50mg lamictal. + 20mg Prozac +600mg ibuprofen for 1 yr.. Bad rash inner thighs past 3wks. Ketaconzole made worse. Now itchy all over. Help!?

Taking 50mg lamictal.  + 20mg Prozac +600mg ibuprofen for 1 yr.. Bad rash inner thighs past 3wks.  Ketaconzole made worse.  Now itchy all over.  Help!?

Needs exam: The fact that you were prescribed Ketoconazole Cream means the prescriber thought you had a fungus or yeast infection; the fact that it made the rash worse means the prescriber was wrong. It could be a reaction to Lamictal (or ibuprofen), or it could be one of several other conditions. You need to see a dermatogist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I took 600 mg ibuprofen about 2 hours ago, is it alright to take another before it fully wares off?

I took 600 mg ibuprofen about 2 hours ago, is it alright to take another before it fully wares off?

Ibuprofen: it is best to space the doses at least 4-6 hours apart. if 600 mg is not effective, try 800 mg(= four over the counter tabs) every 4-6 hours instead. then call you physician or dentist for an appointment to monitor the condition that is causing you pain ...Read more

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What if you take 15 800 mg of ibuprofen?

Toxic dose ibuprofen: That is an extremely toxic dose of ibuprofen. It can cause kidneys to shut down, bleeding, high bp. Get to the er if you did this ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen 800 and meloxacam be taken at the same time?

Can ibuprofen 800 and meloxacam be taken at the same time?

Not recommended : They are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and inhibit the same inflammatory and analgesic pathway. Combination would most likely add to side effects without providing any added benefit. ...Read more

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