OD on advil?
the back of the bottle says only 6 in 24hrs. but i've taken atleast 20 in the last 24 hrs. what if anything will that cause? i have a really bad tooth ache and couldn't get into the dentist til tuesday.
Asked by Iesha Mullinax 2 years ago.
Too much advil is hard on your liver and increases your risk of bleeding, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. I would avoid taking that much again. Each person reacts differently to overdoing medications. Some people can do it a hundred times with little effects, where another person can do it once and end up in the hospital with an upper G.I. bleed. I understand you're in pain but you're risking some very dangerous side-effects. Try stacking your advil with some tylenol. Take the advil, then 4 hours later take the tylenol, then 4 hours later take more advil. I have seen doctors prescribe this method for children as young as 2 years old with ear infections. That way you aren't taking either medication more than prescribed. The Advil and Tylenol should both be spaced about 8 hours apart that way. They are safe to take together and work differently. If that doesn't work, call the dentist and ask for a stronger pain reliever until Tuesday. Answered by Talisha Paider 2 years ago.
I dont think you can really OD on advil, but its terrible for your liver to have that many, so you might want to go see a doctor and get prescribed to a stronger pain killer, most likely it will be percocet or something among those lines. Answered by Jeremy Koller 2 years ago.
What is the difference between Tylenol and Advil?
Asked by Samatha Adhami 2 years ago.
Differences: Advil is an Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen reduces hormones that cause pain and inflammation (swelling). It's in a family of drugs that blocks specific enzymes involved in the inflammation process. The closest relative to Advil is Motrin. Other meds in this family are: Bayer (aspirin) and Aleve. A major side effect of Ibuprofen is the harmful effect on people's stomach linings. It's great for reducing swelling and thinning the blood for the immediate treatment of heart attack (at that moment). Prolonged overuse of ibuprofen can CAUSE heart problems. Tylenol is an Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen works through the liver. It raises the pain threshold so it's pretty much just trying to numb yourself to the pain. It also targets the part of the brain that regulates the body temperature by telling the body to get cooler. In the U.S., the Tylenol brand pretty much covers the acetaminophen market. Compared with Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen works better for fever reduction. Prolonged overuse of Acetaminophen is liver and kidney damage. More doctors and hospitals have and recommend Tylenol over Advil, but that doesn't always mean Tylenol is better. Obvious similarities are pain management like headaches, joint and muscle pain and reduction of fever. For pain management in pregnant women, doctors would AVOID Advil and use Tylenol instead (but only under close observation). For menstrual pain, Advil is preferred. Midol and Pamprin are in the Ibuprofen family anyway. For children, Tylenol is marginally safer. Of course then there are people with allergies to either Ibuprofen or Tylenol. In short, if you think you're relatively healthy, without any allergies to anything and you prefer not to get advice from a doctor and you need to know immediately: For Inflammation: prefer Advil - not recommended for pregnant women - not recommended for children For Fever: prefer Tylenol - not recommended for people with liver or kidney disease - not recommended for people who consume three or more alcholic drinks daily In case of unknown allergies, please see a doctor first before taking any of these medicines. Answered by Altagracia Guberman 2 years ago.
Inevitably, they are both pain killers, They are also made from the same derived chemicals They are just different manufactures brands taking a different approach to the same probem. Scietific: They are both acetaminophen. Tylenol does not contain Ibuprofen like Advil does. Tylenol is not an anti-inflamatory drug (NSAID) while advil is due to its Ibuprofen content the difference lies between Tylenol/Advil and Aspirin which thins your blood and is not good to use when you have cuts, or bleeding. and to user 'Katherine Smith': tylenol is not stronger it may contain more but advil's chemicals are more potent, not needing as much to achieve the same effect Answered by Maryland Defino 2 years ago.
Difference Between Acetaminophen And Ibuprofen Answered by Trang Ciarletta 2 years ago.
tylenol is Acetaminophen - fever reducer and pain relief Advil is Ibuprofen - Anti-inflammitory and pain releif Answered by Bryon Atwood 2 years ago.
tylenol cures your sickness and advil cures your body Answered by Antonetta Toan 2 years ago.
I know that one is filtered out of your bloodstream by your liver, and the other is filtered out by your kidneys, but I don't know which is which. Answered by Vonnie Shreeves 2 years ago.
tylenol is stronger . Answered by Neida Pallas 2 years ago.
hte amount of ibuprofen i think im ont sure if tylenol even has ibuprofen, i think it has something else. Answered by Mae Marriott 2 years ago.
Tattoo and Advil?
Hey guys im getting a tattoo on my side today(most painful spot) and i have been told that i can take advill. What im wondering is, does it thin you blood ( like asprin..) fyi it is the red hot chili peppers symbol about 6 by 6 any other suggestions on how to ease the pain? Mike
Asked by Bennie Fornataro 2 years ago.
advil or tylenol is good. recommended when procedures are done since it doesn't cause swelling. So I'd say yay to advil. Or don't take anything like I did. It's going to hurt no matter what. I'm female 4 tattoos. My 2nd was on my side (over rib cage down to where kidneys are). I took it like a champ, no complaints a bit of cringing here n there but tolerable... although they did say women handle that area better then men. the tattoo artist said he's had men jump up crying from pain.. u should be ok tho!! o and FYI the closer (lower) to you kidney the more it hurts! Answered by Manuel Cerar 2 years ago.
Advil is good for the swelling, and take tylenol 2 hours later for pain. Answered by Tarsha Stockett 2 years ago.
There is a prescription numbing cream called EMLA that you apply topically to the area you are getting tattoed. This is known to work wonderfully! Answered by Maura Kopay 2 years ago.
Advil or Aleve?
Please do not mention Tylenol or Aspirin. They do not work for me, and aspirin is vicious on my stomach.
Asked by Susy Tesmar 2 years ago.
advil is motrin or ibuprofen, aleve is naprocyn. both are of the same NSAID family (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) both mimic steroid drugs but with less effect and less side effect. i have taken both at times as well as aspirin. yes aspirin is safe. that can be debated but it is safe. anyway all three actually act on slightly different chemoreceptors. i find aspirin useful for actual pain, like a minor toothache, headache, or joint soreness. i find advil helps when i have overall body silliness that is common with colds or flu. and i find aleve helps more with muscle cramp soreness, and flu like symptoms but not necessarily fever. the human body is very similar from person to person in every physiological detail, yet DNA, genes, and chromosomes may affect a persons response to various pharmaceuticals so you may respond a little differently than me but probably within certain boundaries dictated by dosage you can expect the same response. in a sense think of these drugs like cars; each one with a different purpose. yet driven by different drivers the purpose of each car may or may not reach its fullest potential. Answered by Ileana Henniger 2 years ago.
Aleve last longer Answered by Karima Morris 2 years ago.
the ibuprofen in advil works better for me than the napperson (sp)in aleve. Answered by Omer Eaton 2 years ago.
for just pain...headache..etc. try aleve...if there is an injury or swelling involved..try advil. Answered by Alfreda Polson 2 years ago.
Not to sound corny but my doctor always recommends Alleve. She's a big fan of it. If Alleve doesn't help me then I usually need a prescription. For migraines she told me to take 2 Alleve, wait 30 minutes and if the headache is still not gone, take my prescription. Answered by Dann Gilbride 2 years ago.
both are toxic and deadly and I recommend something natural Answered by Darlene Ditman 2 years ago.
Advil v. Tylenol?
This is something I've been wondering about since I am pergnant and the only think that works on my back pain is Advil. Why isn't a pregnant woman allowed to take Advil but is allowed to take tylenol? What is the difference?
Asked by Minna Bray 2 years ago.
Unfortunately I know where you are coming from - I've been pregnant 5 times before and now in my 6th. I also have back problems and normally take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve) for my back - But during pregnancy - it’s really a NO-NO. What I do is go to the chiropractor. Most of them have special tables that have a tummy spot that "drops out" to fit the ever expanding belly. I find that most of my back problems are taken care of with in 2 - 3 visits even when I've let them get bad. During pregnancy I see the chiropractor once a month even if I feel fine because getting adjusted helps prevent me having the back problems that I had during my first 2 that I didn't go . Info below is from www.Babycenter.com They have a whole section on IS IT SAFE DURING PREGNANCY - questions. ... unless your healthcare provider prescribes it, you should avoid taking aspirin altogether, as well as other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve), and ketoprofen (Orudis), which can have similar effects. Check the labels of all over-the-counter drugs to make sure they don't contain aspirin or other NSAIDs. Better yet, check with your caregiver or pharmacist. It can be hard to tell because some products list their ingredients under different names. Aspirin is sometimes called salicylate or acetylsalicylic acid, for example. When you need to take something for pain relief while you're pregnant, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is considered safe to use as directed on the label Answered by Carmella Wittig 2 years ago.
Advil has a dose of a muscle relaxant in it. It's not a whole lot, but can cause the muscles in your cervix to loosen and that is why doctors don't want you taking it. Stick to Tylenol. Answered by Helga Werkheiser 2 years ago.
Advil is Ibuprofen and it is not safe for pregnant women. I am not really sure why but I do know it thins your blood. Answered by Alessandra Koenigsman 2 years ago.
Ibuprofen can cause major birth defects where Tylenol does not contain this, good luck Answered by Benton Stranford 2 years ago.
Is there asprin in advil? If so then that is why. Also Tylenol has been proven safe for unborn babies. Answered by Dennis Graza 2 years ago.
They have ibeprofun in advil that is not in tylenol. Anti inflamitories can cause problems in pregnancy. Talk to your doctor there may be something else they can give you. Answered by Ines Blocker 2 years ago.
Ok to take advil for cramps?
I'm 14 and I have really bad cramps should I take advil? I have never used it before will something happen to me if I take it?
Asked by Concetta Verbeke 2 years ago.
Advil will only help your cramps. I personally prefer motrin but advil should work fine as well. Take 2 advil or motrin (200mg tablets) every 4 hours and your cramps should go away. (unless this is 8 or 12 hour advil then follow directions on bottle) You can also try taking a bath or laying with a heating pad on your stomach. To avoid bad cramps in the future start taking about 2 to 4 advil per day about two days before you expect your period and it will help reduce cramps (this advice came from my doctor--it wont hurt to do this as long as you only take 2 to 4 tablets per day). Then once you get your period start taking 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours and do this until your cramps go away (usually no more than two days). Another thing that really helps is to stay AWAY from caffiene and really salty foods a week before and while you have your period. This will reduce cramps and help you not to feel so bloated. GOOD LUCK hope ya feel better! Answered by Eleanora Hovorka 2 years ago.
No, nothing will happen to you. Advil is commonly taken by many women for cramps. Actually, I've been taking it since I was 12 or so for various pain, and since I started my period at 13. Start out with one and if you don't feel relief, take 2. I take 2 plus 2 chewable Tums whenever my cramps are bad. The calcium in the tums helps relax the muscles that are causing the cramps while the advil relieves the pain. I've found this combination works a lot better than Midol, Pamprin, or any of the other period pain relievers. Good luck, and I hope you feel better. Answered by Deon Lunderville 2 years ago.
As long as you don't have any allergies to ibuprofen, you are fine to take Advil for cramps. Read the dosage, and take the smallest amount. It will probably be 200mg. For severe pain you can take up to 2 pills. I would suggest one pill and the pain should subside some. Answered by Kathern Twohig 2 years ago.
I gave my dog Advil??!?
My dog is 90lbs and today i gave him an advil beacuse he got a fish hook stuck in his mouth and he is in pain.. will he be ok????
Asked by Shea Figurski 2 years ago.
Advil has Ibuprofen in it. Ibuprofen is TOXIC and can kill your dog, so NO your dog will NOT be ok. You NEVER EVER give your dog any kind of human medication, unless you speak directly to your vet first and your vet tells you it's ok and what dosage to give for your dogs weight. If you don't want your dog to die, then I suggest you get off your computer and get your dog to an Emergency Vet if your regular vets office is closed and do it NOW! If your dog had a fish hook stuck in his mouth, then you should have taken him to the vet and had the fish hook properly removed and his mouth treated as soon as you knew that the fish hook was stuck in his mouth. Fish hooks have to be removed a certain way so you don't further injure your dogs mouth. You can't just pull them out. The vet will give you the proper medication for your dogs pain and injury, that is if he makes it. You made a very big mistake giving your dog Advil and I hope that this experience has been a lesson to you. Answered by Cathi Anklam 2 years ago.
You should not give your dog Advil. Advil is only for humans. Answered by Karole Echeverry 2 years ago.
My mom gives my dog advil sometimes when my dog can`t sleep well, but if you`r dog is hurt he or she needs medical attention immediately or a vet Answered by Joe Noye 2 years ago.
NOOOOOOOOOO !!!! Your dog will not be okay. That one Advil tablet has enough toxicity for a dog to cause it massive stomach ulcers and/or death. Answered by Mercedez Goike 2 years ago.
take him to the vet immedetly. you do not give him any human medicaations unless you know its ok. Answered by Luann Langstaff 2 years ago.