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Doctor insights on: When To Use Ibuprofen Instead Of Acetaminophen

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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 are the differences between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

What are the differences between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

Both Are Analgesics: Ibuprofen is a NSAID and can help reduce inflammation if taken at the correct dosage. Acetaminophen is an analgesic and does not offer any anti-inflammatory benefits. Both can help reduce a fever and reduce pain. ...Read more

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Do you know the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen to take?

Do you know the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen to take?

Factors: Assuming you have no allergies to these drugs, it depends upon your weight, general health, some medical conditions, whether or not you are pregnant (for women) and other medications that you are taking, not to mention individual variances from person to person. ...Read more

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Can i take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?

Can i take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?

Yes: You can take them together, however u may get more benefit alternating them - for example 4-6 hrs separation. However do not take more than 4000mg of Acetaminophen in any 24hr period. You can do this for a couple of days - any longer pls see a doc. ...Read more

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Can i take acetaminophen and ibuprofen?

Can i take acetaminophen and ibuprofen?

Yes: But not on a regular basis. And as long as you don't have severe liver or kidney disease. ...Read more

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If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

Can combine: Tylenol is commonly combined with Ibuprofen. You can take 500 mg four times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can take Ibuprofen three times a day. Spacing them apart could help with the pain, but can take them at same time. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen contain acetaminophen?

Does ibuprofen contain acetaminophen?

No: These are 2 different drugs, but have common effects for reducing fever and pain. ...Read more

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What is the highest safe amount of acetaminophen and ibuprofen a person can take?

Follow directions : Usually 4000 mg per day of Acetaminophen and 1600 mg per day of Ibuprofen are safe. All medications have side effects and risks so please follow the directions on the bottle carefully. Contact your primary physician about the safety of these products if you have liver, kidney, or stomach ailments. ...Read more

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What effect can taking high doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen have on your body?

What effect can taking high doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen have on your body?

Tylenol: High doses of tylenol can affect your liver harmfully. You should be careful not to exceed the recommended dose with out a physicians care. He/she should know what other medications you are on and what medical conditions you have and are taking the medications for. ...Read more

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