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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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Does motrin contains aspirin?

Does motrin contains aspirin?

No: Motrin does not contain aspirin, but it is related to Aspirin (both are known as nsaids). You should not take full doses of Aspirin if you are taking Motrin also. You can still take Aspirin for heart prevention. If you do so, make sure and take it at least 1 hour before taking motrin. ...Read more

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Can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) (prescribed) be taken after motrin can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) be taken after motrin

Can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) (prescribed) be taken after motrin can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) be taken after motrin

Not recommended: Because Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) contains aspirin, and Aspirin and Ibuprofen have similar effects, and similar side effects, particularly stomach irritation and effects on blood clotting. I would wait at least 4 hours before taking one after the other. ...Read more

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Have read that hives are specific to one nsaid, but i had mild hives from both motrin and aspirin. Worse with motrin, barely with aspirin. Why both?

Have read that hives are specific to one nsaid, but i had mild hives from both motrin and aspirin. Worse with motrin, barely with aspirin. Why both?

Right: In this case , you may be allergic to both. Do you develop hives from aleve or mobic (meloxicam)? If you have hives from all nsaids, then it blows away the current thinking of NSAID hives is related to a specific nsaid. Medicine is always evolving and it is patients like you who can help us broaden our knowledge. ...Read more

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I've read that nsaid allergy is specific to that one nsaid, but i get hives after both aspirin and motrin. Why? Can i really not take either one?

I've read that nsaid allergy is specific to that one nsaid, but i get hives after both aspirin and motrin. Why? Can i really not take either one?

Unfortunately u cant: But the good news, is if u really need aspirin, and that is a medical decision, you can get it thru a desensitization protocol up to the desired dose, pls refer to an allergist 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more