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When To Use Ibuprofen Instead Of Acetaminophen
What can I take for headaches, if I am allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) acetominophen and penicilin?
Headaches: Go see a doctor for an evaluation. You may need a prescription.
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 I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? If so, how much, and should I space them apart?
Can I take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?
If I just gave my daughter 1tsp of ibuprofen can I give her 1tsp of acetaminophen 6 to 12 hours later?
Is it ok to take these two medicines together? It's Coricidin and ibuprofen? The Coricidin has acetaminophen in it so I wasn't sure if it was ok to take with anything else.
It: It should be ok to combine these medications for a short period of time if you are not allergic to any of the components and if you do not have liver or kidney disease. Check the package insert for further guidance or call your physician.
Yes: Assuming recommended doses, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
Tylenol (acetaminophen): High doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) 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.
See below: The biggest effect of taking large doses of Acetaminophen is liver damage, which can occur with taking large doses all at once or with taking large doses over an extended period of time. Regarding ibuprofen, the greatest risk is to the GI tract, which can result in ulcers and GI bleeding. Ibuprofen also can affect the kidneys.
Effects of high uses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen, 6000mg and 4800mg a day respectively. Going on for 19 days now.?
Liver failure: Kidney failure, GI ulcers and bleeding. You are taking way too much medication. Please stop all medications and see your doctor right away. This is a dangerous example of self-medication. If you are having severe pain, he can help evaluate the cause and prescribe something more appropriate.
You can - but why?: Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection. The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc., .See 1 more doctor answer
Hey, I have taken advil cold and sinus about an hour and a half ago, and I just took nyquil, advil is ibuprofen and nyquil is acetaminophen, am I ok?
Answer: This combination is not too dangerous in single doses
Neither one.: Acetaminophen is not good for a hangover b/c it can be toxic in high doses to the liver which may already be impaired after metabolizing alcohol. Ibuprofen is less injurious to the liver but increases the risk of GI bleeding which goes up after drinking alcohol. The best treatment would be to rest & drink plenty of fluids including water and electrolyte sport drinks.
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