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What To Take Instead Of Ibuprofen
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
If you took more:
Than the directed amount - then it was too much. If you took an overdose - call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk. ...Read more
Few questions:: #1: Allergic to aspirin? Sometimes those folks react poorly to other NSAIDS. #2: How are your kidneys? If they are totally fine, you don't need renal dosing. #3: What other drugs are you taking? Will they interact? Go to my drug interaction link on my site to check. #4: How are you timing doses? If there are no issues, you can take 800mg every 8 hrs, or 600mg every 6 hrs. Max pain benefit at 600mg ...Read more
Yes, but: The more ibuprofen the more risk of side effects. Those side effects are dose-related, meaning the higher the dose, the more times per day and the more days you take it, the more problems you can get into- gastrointestinal, and kidney, especially. Then again it depends what health issues you have to start with. I usually recommend a high dose for about a week. Then you should see a ...Read more
Dosage?: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more
Polypectomy, where?: If you mean nasal polyps removed surgically and were caused by drugs as aspirin or NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen), then better not take those drugs again and see an allergist for evalaution and possible aspirin desenstization. If otherwise, you need to follow the surgeon's advice on when to start any medication that would affect the surgery, best wishes ...Read more
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