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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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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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The difference between ibuprofen and aspirin?

The difference between ibuprofen and aspirin?

Both are NSAIDs. But: Asa has a 14 day effect on platelet coaguability. Ibuprofen has this effect only as long as it is in the blood stream. Asa has an effect caused by de-acetylation, on thromboxane synthesis by the lining of blood vessels , which inhibits atherosclerosis. This effect does not occur with nsaids other than asa, which may slightly increase it's risk. All may decrease arthritis pain, but asa is unique. ...Read more

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What is the method of action of aspirin and ibuprofen?

What is the method of action of aspirin and ibuprofen?

See below: Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaids), but differs from most other nsaids in the mechanism of action. Though it, and others in its group called the salicylates, have similar effects (antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic) to the other nsaids and inhibit the same enzyme cyclooxygenase, Aspirin (but not the other salicylates) does so in an irreversible manner. ...Read more

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Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) 2 hrs after taking aspirin?

Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) 2 hrs after taking aspirin?

It's fine.: In the future, try to take them with food due to the adverse effect on the stomach lining causing heartburn and irritation. And also space them about 4-6 jours apart because one counteracts the other by latching on to the same area on the platelets thus negating each other effect.Have a great weekend! http://www.Sharecare.Com/health/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs/is-safe-take-nsaid-aspirin. ...Read more

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Is it better to take daily aspirin or daily ibuprofen to relieve pain?

Is it better to take daily aspirin or daily ibuprofen to relieve pain?

Both are antiinflamm: Both are anti-inflammatory and there are better ways to reduce systemic inflammation. Start w/ your food - follow anti-inflammatory diet (low in refined foods, sugar, etc, high in veggies & fruits). Add omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-inflammatory herbs include turmeric, ginger, rosemary. Combo product is zyflamend. Stress reduction also lowers inflammation. All take time & improve health overall. ...Read more

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I took 5 ibuprofen of 200mg and 2 aspirin of 250mg..is that going to cause in damage?

I took 5 ibuprofen of 200mg and 2 aspirin of 250mg..is that going to cause in damage?

Not likely: Unless your stomach lining is extraordinarily sensitive to the ulcerative aspect of this dosage, you should suffer no harm and it might alleviate the pain you were treating. Best to be cautious about dosing even with over the counter products. ...Read more

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Aspirin (Definition)

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