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    Ibuprofen

    Has anyone here ever had stomach problems while taking ibuprofen? I broke a few toes the other day and twisted my ankle so the doc gave me 600mg tabs of ibuprofen, but the problem is all day I only maybe managed to put down 1200 cals or so.

    I think im going to stop taking the stuff, I dont really think I need it, and see if my condition improves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteman90909 View Post
    Has anyone here ever had stomach problems while taking ibuprofen?


    Short answer: yes.

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    yup. i heard some horror stories second hand. though i believe the person was abusing it.
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    Ibuprofen is nothing more than a 'stronger tylenol.' Get some vikes or 543's. They will work better and are delicious.

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    Drink milk when you take alot of ibuprofen. The milk covers your stomach and protects it from the ibuprofen. According to my old highschool cross country coach.

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    Research it online.

    From what I've heard from people who've experienced it, lady with fiber mialga or however you spell it had taken ibuprofen a lot and it causes stomach ulcers. Same goes for a girl a year older than me who used to take them a LOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Ibuprofen is nothing more than a 'stronger tylenol.' Get some vikes or 543's. They will work better and are delicious.
    Dude they aren't even the same drug. Tylenol is acetaminofin (mind spelling) and they work different ways. Iburprofen is an anti-inflamatory, tylenol is not.
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    Yes. At the very least, make sure that you don't take it on an empty stomach.
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    Yeah, eat before you take it. I'm taking Indocin (another anti-inflam), for my knee bursitis, and it's recommended I take it with food. If I don't I get a stomach ache and/or diarrhea.

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    When I screwed up my knee I was prescribed 2400 mg a day. By the end of the week the stomach cramps I was getting were almost worse than the mcl tear I had by my knee.

    I talked to the doctor and he prescribed another NSAID (celebrex) that was much milder on my stomach. The diffence was night and day. talk to your doc and see if he'll give you something milder. They usually go with ibuprofen because it's easier for them and a lot of insurance companies won't cover celebrex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Ibuprofen is nothing more than a 'stronger tylenol.' Get some vikes or 543's. They will work better and are delicious.
    I think you would mean something similar to Motrin.

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    i would stop taking them to if your not in that much pain - y take somthing when you dont have to (ive never had problems with ibprophen and stomach problems to anser your question)
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    In combination with Amoxcyillin I've eating less than 400cals a day, so yes.

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    Neither the Ibuprofen nor tylenol ever did anything for me. I take double the dosage and it still does nothing including not making me sick and I have taken it on an empty stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    Dude they aren't even the same drug. Tylenol is acetaminofin (mind spelling) and they work different ways. Iburprofen is an anti-inflamatory, tylenol is not.
    Just making a point that they are weak. Hence the quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Just making a point that they are weak. Hence the quotes.
    Not when you're taking 600 mg tablets

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    careful as it has a neg. effect on muscle building....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Just making a point that they are weak. Hence the quotes.
    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    Not when you're taking 600 mg tablets
    or 4x400mg tablets....

    Well your point blows. Its like saying beers are weak, so instead of suggesting hard liquor you suggest weed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    or 4x400mg tablets....

    Well your point blows. Its like saying beers are weak, so instead of suggesting hard liquor you suggest weed.
    Chemically, Ibuprofen is an acid derivative of the non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs NSAIDS (which include aspirin). Tylenol is easier on the stomach lining than aspirin but is the same shape and fits the receptor sites; essentially causing the same drug effect. Although Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory, that is the only difference between tylenol and ibuprofen and aspirin (besides side effects and health concerns.) All three are used for headaches, teething, sore muscles and fever. Ibuprofen is essentially a stronger tylenol or aspirin (minus the inflammatory aspect.) Therefore, your metaphor blows

    I didn't mean to get technical otherwise I woulda said it's a strong motrin or aspirin. Hence the original quotes.

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    I guess your metaphor wasn't that bad. LOL. But I didn't exactly mean tylenol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    I guess your metaphor wasn't that bad. LOL. But I didn't exactly mean tylenol...

    ya I liked it no worries, wasn't trying to be a dick. Just, well ya I was being a dick sorry lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Tylenol is easier on the stomach lining than aspirin but is the same shape and fits the receptor sites; essentially causing the same drug effect.
    Hello,

    Two medicines having the "same shape" doesn't translate into fitting the same "receptor sites" or causing the same drug effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    ya I liked it no worries, wasn't trying to be a dick. Just, well ya I was being a dick sorry lol.
    It's cool. LOL


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    Hello,

    Two medicines having the "same shape" doesn't translate into fitting the same "receptor sites" or causing the same drug effect.

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    Wow, this fast became an e-penis extension thread!

    Yes, ibuprofen has a tendancy to give you stomach problems if you take a high dose for an extended period of time.

    Ectx, I dont like the sound of 2400mg a day. Definately seems like overkill to me. I know I wasn't the one in pain, but you MUST have had side effects from that dose. Also, I've heard bad press about celebrex recently. I think it is withdrawl from use in the UK because of cardiovascular concerns. They're still looking for the perfect COX-2 only inhibitor.

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    Interesting, but not accurate. The specifics of this go beyond the website of a high school science class.

    "Tylenol is easier on the stomach lining than aspirin but is the same shape and fits the receptor sites; essentially causing the same drug effect."

    Fits the receptor sites:
    Not 100% true. Acetaminophen acts primarily in the central nervous system and increases the pain threshold by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, an enzyme involved in prostaglandin synthesis. Acetaminophen does not inhibit prostaglandin synthesis in peripheral tissues (i.e. stomach), which is the reason for its lack of peripheral anti-inflammatory effects.

    Essentially causing the same drug effect:
    Again, quite vague. Acetaminophen is associated with far fewer GI adverse effects than NSAIDs. Aspirin at high dosages can be extremely harmful to the kidneys. Acetaminophen's toxicity primarily involves the liver. Aspirin is taken by many once a day for long-term cardiac prophylaxis. Not so for acetaminophen. Aspirin has great anti-platelet activity (good in stroke prevention). Not so for acetaminophen. The examples are endless.

    Not trying to be an ass here, just trying to clarify.
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