Ibuprofen

Questions about Ibuprofen, also known by the names Brufen, Nurofen, Advil, and Motrin.

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Hydrocodone
Ibuprofen
Painkillers
Anti-Inflammatories

Can you take hydrocodone and Ibuprofen together?

Yes, you can. Ibuprofen and Hydrocodone work in different ways. When Hydrocodone is prescribed it is commonly prescribed in combination with acetaminophen (Tylenol), but sometimes prescribed with ibuprofen (Vicoprofen). Hydrocodone is an opioid narcotic that works by blocking opioid pain receptors. Ibuprofen is not a narcotic and works differently to block pain. Many healthcare providers including myself will tell patients to start off by taking ibuprofen (400 mg). If the pain still persists after 30 minutes or so take the hydrocodone. There is no adverse effects and no reason to worry about taking the medicines together as long as you take them in the recommended/prescribed dosages.

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Dog Health
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Can you give your dog Ibuprofen?

no, you cannot give ibuprofen to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. This includes brand names of ibuprofen, such as Advil, Motrin, and Midol. This drug is highly toxic to dogs and can easily cause poisoning. Veterinarians rarely recommend it due to the high potential for disastrous side effects or even death.
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Ibuprofen

Can you take Ibuprofen without food?

Ibuprofen will still work if you take it without food, but it is acidic and damages the lining of your stomach. Food dilutes it and prevents it causing damage. It doesn't have to be very much food, a little yoghurt or even a glass of milk will do.

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Does Advil cause constipation?

Advil, (just a brand name for ibuprofen) has been shown to cause constipation as an adverse effect in some cases.

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Is there acetaminophen in Advil PM?

No. Ibuprofen for pain and diphenhydramine for sleep. http://www.advilpm.com/faq.asp

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How do you get Ibuprofen out of your system?

Drink plenty of fluids to flush your system however if you feel you are having an allergic

reaction to it go to the emergency room.

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Does Advil cold and sinus show up on drug tests?

It depends on how much u take

The regular amount NO!!!!!!!!!!

Over the amount named YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be carefull

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Can I mix Ibuprofen and wine?

It's best to wait until the Ibuprofen clears your system in 6-8 hours (especially if you are using prescription level Ibuprofen). Ibuprofen can be a irritant to the GI tract, and can sometimes cause bleeding, and alcohol only increases this risk. Ibuprofen also inhibits the liver's functions as well, so you would only be compounding that effect by adding alcohol.

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Antibiotics
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Amoxicillin

Can you take amoxicillin and Doxycycline same time?

Yes you can.. When I had tonsillitis.. they gave me 500 mg amoxicllian pills.. take 2 pills, 3x daily. And 100mg doxycycline pills, one pill 2x daily.

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Aspirin
Ibuprofen

Does Clonazepam contain Aspirin?

No, clonazepam contains no aspirin and is not itself a member of nor does it contain any of the NSAID family of drugs. It's a benzodiazepine.

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Can you take Advil with Alka Seltzer?

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Can you give a dog taking phenobarbital Advil?

No Never give Advil to a dog or cat. It is dangerous. You need to check with your Veterinarian as to why you wish to give Advil to your pet that is already taking pheno. Buffered aspirin is the only safe thing to give to your pet but again you need to check with your Vet before giving any aspirin.

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How many days should you take ibuprofen to reduce swelling in an ankle injury?

Ibuprofen is for pain or fever. It will not reduce the swelling much from an injury, as that is not an inflammatory process.

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Amoxicillin

Can you take Ibuprofen with amoxicillin?

Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-pyretic (lowers a fever). Amoxicillin (a penicillin) is an antibiotic. If one follows their physician's orders, yes, these two medications may be taken together.

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Can you take 2400 mg of ibuprofen in one day?

Yes, you indeed can take 2400mg of ibuprofen in 1 day.

A common dosage for people using ibuprofen to maintain chronic pain is an 800mg prescription ibuprofen tablet 3 times a day which comes out to 2400. The maximum daily reccomended dosage without doctor supervision is 1200mg/day.

Obviously if you're getting the 800mg prescription ones you have doctor supervision. If not I'd suggest running it by a couple pharmacists in your area really quickly.

It is very important that while taking ibuprofen at these dosages you do not drink or take anything else that can cause bleeding of the stomach, GI tract, or any other substance that can damage your digestive system.

Overall, if you're a healthy adult over the age of 18 you should have no problems.

They say to not take it on an empty stomach, however if your stomach is empty the ibuprofen exits your stomach more quickly, so this information is sort of conflicting. It can cause stomach upset, however. I'd suggest if you're on an empty stomach, eating a piece of bread or a few crackers. This also helps absorption, and will prolong the duration of action as it's released into your system more slowly.

I'm not a doctor, I've just done a lot of online research to answer this question, and I've also been on 2400mg/day of ibuprofen for 6 months in the past, however individual results may vary.

I hope this answers your questions, feel free to post a follow up with anymore.

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Is ibuprofen safe to take if your are throwing up?

Eating ibuprofen will not stop the vomiting. In fact taking the medication while vomiting will only defeat the purpose as you need to keep the pill down to digest it. Never take anything by mouth if you are throwing up. This can become very dangerous and cause you to choke, which can cause death.

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Can you mix Ibuprofen and Lyrica?

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What is the chiral center of Ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen has one chirle center with S configuration

The second carbon is the chirle centre

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Arthritis
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Ibuprofen
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How does Ibuprofen help arthritis?

Ibuprofen and ArthritisIbuprofin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), like aspirin, that is used to reduce the inflammation that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.

Ibuprofen is in a class of drugs called Nonsteroidal AntiInflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). The NSAID class includes aspirin, naprosyn (Alleve, and many others. Ibuprofen is a nonspecific cycloxygenase inhibitor. Cyclooxygenase is an enzyme that changes a specific fatty molecule (arachidonic acid) into other chemicals (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation. NSAIDS block this conversion and thereby decrease inflammation. Ibuprofen is nonspecific, blocking both of the two types of cyclooxygenase, called COX1 and and COX2. Because it blocks COX1, ibuprofen is damaging to the stomach, as is aspirin.

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  • My GP prescribed 400mg every 6 hours before my appointment with a bone specialist. It greatly helped the burning pain I've been having. (The bone scan I was given showed that my back was inflamed. This has decreased greatly since taking the ibuprofin treatment.)
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Parenting and Children
Ibuprofen

What can you do if your 17 month old throws up every time she cries?

If she hasnt got her teeth yet Then she is probarly teething.If she has her teeth then it is best to give her some gripe WATER OR SOME CALPOL the correct amount for her age. (hope she gets better)

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Can you take loratab and Advil together?

Yes Lortab contains Acetaminophen and Advil is ibuprofen.

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Can you take Advil with lorazepham?

its Lorazepam, no h. but yes.

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Hydrocodone
Ibuprofen
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Percocet and Percodan
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Can you take hydrocodone APAP and ibuprofen together?

Yes, with two limits. 1. Do not exceed the doctor's prescribed dosage of hydrocodone or the 2400mg/day limit on ibuprofen. 2. Alternate medications, never take them together. Best is to alternate every three to four hours.

Vicodin (hydrocodone with acetaminophen) contains the same ingredient as Tylenol, and can cause serious liver damage with overdose. So, stick very closely with the prescribed dosage and frequency. Ibuprofen (brand names Motrin and Advil here in the U.S.) is a very safe drug. However, if taking higher dosages (600-800mg) it is best to take with a couple crackers or a cookie or even a full meal so as to avoid stomach irritation.

As always it is important to ask your physician if there are any concerns for you individually, as everyone is different.

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Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Anti-Inflammatories

Can you take aspirin with Ibuprofen?

In low dosages, yes it is safe. There are restrictions on who can take these drugs and when/with what other medications, but that is a whole different topic altogether. A

The combination of a salicylate (aspirin) and ibuprofen (which are both NSAIDs) may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. It is advised to not take these two medications together at the same time, especially in high doses. If both medications are needed / required; Ibuprofen should be administered 30-120 minutes after, or at least 8 hours before, aspirin. It is also advised to talk to your doctor when combining these two drugs.

Also, aspirin and ibuprofen cancel out each others effects and shouldn't be taken together.

-Aspirin is taken to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Like ibuprofen it also relieves fever, pain and inflammation.

-Ibuprofen is taken to relive pain, fever and inflammation with less effect on platelets

According to the Mayo Clinic (related link) taking ibuprofen greatly reduces the benefits of daily aspirin therapy.

The best advice is almost always TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

If the use of both drugs is unavoidable, use aspirin first, then wait for 4 hours before using ibuprofen.

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You shouldn't be mixing aspirin with anything, or mixing ibuprofin with anything.

Aspirin has been known to cause Reys Syndrome in children under 19.

Follow the dosages on the box with the aspirin or the ibuprofin.

I don't recommend taking both together, unless specifically told so by a doctor.

Ibuprofin can cause stomach bleeding in large doses, so choose wisely.

Use of aspirin with other pain relievers (such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, ketoprofen or prescription pain relievers) is not recommended, unless directed by your doctor.

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Ibuprofen
Morphine
Painkillers

Can you take Ibuprofen and morphine together?

Morphine is a pain killer. Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory. Since most pain is caused by inflammation, ibuprofen is often considered a pain killer but really it isn't. For those who don't believe it, see an article in Pain Magazine, 1988 Aug;34(2):117-22 where ibuprofen is shown to have the same effect on non inflammatory pain as a placebo.

Both drugs can be taken together. My doctor even recommended to me that should the morphine sulfate tablets (10mg) he prescribed me be insufficient, I should take a supplementary dose of ibuprofen.

I'm currently recovering from an MRSA abcess in my abdomen. At first I thought it was a boil, and I was taking ibuprofin for the pain. It did nothing at all. After an alarming amount of growth over night, I went to the ER and had it sliced open, and began antibiotic treatment.

The first night back from the doc I only used the morphine tablet; It helped but it could have been much better. The second time, I threw in 600mg of ibuprofen with the dosage because the first morphine tablet had given me a headache and the doc had also told me to use that much if the morphing by itself didn't work; I couldn't feel even the slightest bit of pain.

If I ever end up in the ER with a morphing drip, I will be asking for ipuprofen at the same time. My personal experience is that they complement each other wonderfully.

As for potential liver damage, your doctor will know how much of each you can take at the same time without damaging the liver. It will depend on your personal history, genetics, and the dosages of each drug. I don't know about morphine, but ibuprofen is one of the safest drugs available if you are not allergic to it. There are no long term affects from an ibuprofen overdose. Chronic usage at a lower dose may be a different story.

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