Ibuprofen

Last Update May 26, 2016
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Uses: Ibuprofen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Read More
Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing medication. It can be used to treat pain and inflammation associated with many conditions such as menstrual cramps, headaches, ...
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Positive 38,963 "I was also given this medicine for my incomplete miscarriage. ...The cramping was pretty tough. I hadn't passed anything yet so I assumed what I would pass would be significant but it wasn't. The... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 22,681 "They're concern was the risk of an ulcer due to constant production of stomach acid in stressful situations such as TSW and also the amount of ibuprofen administered daily to deal with pain. ...This drug... "Read more negative discussions
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Control your psoriasis
| blancoroad
I have psoriasis and find the way to control it . My psoriasis is caused by stress, lack of sleep, and depression. However I have learned to bring it under control by using vitamins minerals and amino acid.
Flaxseed capsules 4 a day important
Amino acids:
L- Lysine 1000 mg 1 / day important
L- Arginine 1000 mg 1/ day important
L- Citrulline 500 mg 1/day
Vitamin super B- Complex 1/day important
IBUPROFEN 200 mg 2 a day
Vitamin calcium magnesium and zinc 1/day
Follow this for a month and see how it effects you I have already suggested to few people and they have seen positive results.
Stay away from alcohol and cigarettes
And anything that drops your immune system
Use lots of fruits vegetables and antioxidant pomegranate juice blueberries and so on.
Good luck let me know if it worked.
Al Nass


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Glipizide XL
| esaltz
I'm starting to rethink my meds. With my doctor opting for smaller doses and flexibility within the total available per rx.
I even apply this to otc like ibuprofen. So what did the good doc do in the current world of pill pushing? She halved my twice a day glipizide xl and so far so good. So I'm taking less rx in general. I mean she is a "good doc".

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Cough and cold
| Sharon123
Can I take ibuprofen with benelyn ?

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Try low dose Tramadol with one Paracetamol it worked for me
| Geraldine C
I spent 9 days in hospital with Pleurisy/Pneumonia and the pain was not under control also I was unable to sleep. I was taking 2 Paracetamol and 2 Ibroprofen all topped up with Oramorph supposedly on demand. Then I was offered one Paracetamol with one 50mg Tramadol. Immediately I felt relief and was able to sleep for short periods of time. This combination of Paracetamol with Tramadol helped me to heal over the next two weeks. I had no side effects and no problems coming off Tramadol just reduced them one at a time as the pain reduced replacing with Paracetamol and Ibroprofen when necessary.

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Recovering from pericarditis
| Chrispy213
6 weeks ago, after 10 trips to the ER with severe chest pain,I was finally diagnosed with Percarditis. I was prescribed colchicine and ibuprofen and now I no longer have chest pains. However, I now experience sever headaches, stiff/sore neck, feeling of pulled muscles around my head and face, is sometimes feels like I am wearing a band around my head. I also experience muscle weakness and tiredness. Has anyone else experience this? Could I be reacting to colchicine? Please help.

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| Judy Wanamaker
I have low Hgb at 8.3 g/dL, RBC at 2.82, Hct at 25.6%, MCV at 91 fl,ZMC
h at 29.5 pgMC
hC at 32.4, RDW at 14.9%,
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pV at 7.3 fl.Neutrophil at 72%,
lymphocyte at 12%, Mpnocyte at 13% Everyhing in normal ranges. Any ideas of what is going on? I just stopped taking 1600 mg daily of Ibuprofen along with 10 mg. of Warfarin. Active severe osteoarthritis of hip joint.

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SUDDEN TERRIBLE LAG AND LOWER BACK PAIN FROM DIFFERENT TYPE OF SUBs?!? HELP PLEASE
| TankSubs
Was just switched 8 days ago from the old Orange subs to the new suboxone tablets, white in color, and comes in a pop through foil packaging. Same dose, 8mg/2mg (Bup/Nalox) , For over a year I never had ANY issues, started at 8mg twice a day, 1 in morning & one at night. I dropped to 4mg by myself using Kratom powder for a week that relieved 80% of WDs, 2mg Xanax prescription took care of rest. (I'm still prescribed 8mg but I split them and save the other half in a bottle in my safe for a "cut off emergency" so I'm not without for a while if need be.) Anyway, I did this while I was taking the original orange tans and was fine, the second time I took the new white ones I went into acute WDs, but ONLY severe cramping, no other WD symptoms. it's now been 5 days (and terrible nights), and not subsiding at all, 10x worse overnight and peak pain always around 6am. I'm not taking norco or oxy, only xanax, Wellbutrin 300 XL, Adderrall 30mg IR. No other opiate or painkiller, not even tramadol and don't use kratom powder (opiate agonist) anymore. WHAT is with this acute WD pains, only in right thigh and full lower back? TERRIBLE, UNRELENTING, pain. Last night my girl had enough and had me take 2 norcos at once, I chewed them up, and 800mg Ibuprofen (prescription dose that pharmacist told me was safe) and Biofreeze spray. Pain subsided by 60% after 15 or so minutes but came slamming back into me at 6am again, about 4 hours later. Anyone else had this occur? Any advice to best stop the pain? My Dr is a general practitioner, doesn't understand what those feels like, you guys on here do though. I'd take some of your opinions anyday over a regular Dr that's clueless. His advice... ride it out for a while and see what happens... meanwhile I work a full time job, a part time job, trying to be there for my girl and we have a giant, very needy pitbull. I'm at the end of the rope with this now. How do I stop the pain? 1 pain free night would feel like heaven at this point. Taking subs or norco in the past used to immediately drain away all WD pain, it doesn't help anymore. I appreciate ANY LOGICAL or HELPFUL responses. It's been 17 years with opiates on and off, 6 full detox's in the Past. cold turkey from 220mg a day methadone when I couldn't pay the clinic the $175 a week anymore, Was almost 2 months before felt normal again. 2 seperate heroin detox when I was young about 20 yrs ago, 3 times norco detox and 1 oxy detox. I'm not stranger to this but I don't know why this is happening when I'm doing everything right and bodybuildingand eating VERY clean

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| aandruchuk
had 24 weeks of Harvoni and the joint pain is excruciating. the only pill that helped me is Naproxen which i cannot take because of the ibuprofen. has anyone found the right medicine to help with this ?
Believe
May 5, 2016
Hi, I wish that I did know. Did 12 wks. Been off of Harvoni for a month and have neck popping, knee popping and a couple of finger joints not happy. Have tried veg juices and one that at least taste good for detox is: Mint, pineapple juice, coconut water and added water. I don't take aspirin or anything else as it just doesn't work. It's May 5th and i can't find anything online to help. Thinking that the Harvoni leches into the joints. Just makes sense. Hmmm

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| Christys_c
is it ok to take ibuprofen after a joint revision?

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Worst pain, ignorant dental practices....don't know how much more I can tolerate ! Help!!
| Mama Z
I have never been in so much continuous pain! Ready to go to the emergency room, but have 3 kids sleeping and my husband has to go to work soon. I don't know what to do. Can't eat, or drink, had tooth extracted on Tuesday, today is Sunday. .had treatment for dry socket on Friday and is been worse and worse. Pain meds only dull pain for about 2 hours if that. Should i go to er, can they range a look and repack this hole in my gums? I have had the c worst experience with Dentists. When they packed it on Friday they just went in and flushed it without any shots or numbing, hurt soooo bad i cried in the chair. Then he gave me 800 ibuprofen even though i tools him it didn't help with pain all week, then he forgot to mention that i should come back for ca couple more treatments, I found out tonight when i called dentist and they called me back reeling me i should come back right away on monday. This is HORRIBLE. .I can't even rest

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Facts about Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing medication. It can be used to treat pain and inflammation associated with many conditions such as menstrual cramps, headaches, arthritis, muscle pain,and toothaches. Ibuprofen also has many side effects, including an increase in blood pressure, digestive problems and kidney issues.
What does Ibuprofen look like?
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Strength : 200 mg
Pill imprint : 44291
Color : Brown
Shape : Round
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Strength : 400 mg
Pill imprint : IP;464
Color : White
Shape : Round
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Strength : 600 mg
Pill imprint : IP;465
Color : White
Shape : Oval
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Strength : 800 mg
Pill imprint : IP;466
Color : White
Shape : Oval
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B Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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ALL PREGNANCY CATEGORIES
a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alcohol warning on Ibuprofen
There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
How do I obtain Ibuprofen?
Over the counter (no prescription needed)
How do I take Ibuprofen?
Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
What dosages are available?
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
Ingredients
Ibuprofen
Approval Date
July 24, 1985
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