More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)
Title: ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 12, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Adults Aged & #8805;50
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- For older adults, initiation of tramadol is associated with an increased risk for hip fracture compared with initiation of codeine, ibuprofen, and other commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen for Pain (Differences in Side Effects and Dosage)
Title: Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen for Pain (Differences in Side Effects and Dosage)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 7, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Paracetamol and ibuprofen: Can you take them together? Doctor's advice on taking both
PARACETAMOL and ibuprofen are both used to treat pain, from achy body parts to headaches. But is it safe to take both together - does taking the two at the same time offer more benefits or is it dangerous? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug For Migraine Sufferers
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced the approval of a drug called ubrogepant for the acute treatment of migraine, which could be a new option for people who can’t take or don’t respond to migraine medications currently on the market. The drug will be sold under the name Ubrelvy by the pharmaceutical company Allergan. It is considered effective for migraine with or without aura, referring to the sensory or visual disturbances that occur among roughly a third of migraine sufferers. “Ubrelvy represents an important new option for the acute treatment of migraine in adults, as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston FDA Migraines Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Don't come to see me if you get flu... even if you're feeling as sick as a dog
Aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen can tackle some of the worst symptoms, bringing a temperature down and easing aches. Take them as soon as symptoms start, writes DR ELLIE CANNON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or naproxen 'are 40% less likely to get breast cancer'
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota surveyed 3,000 women who had been diagnosed with benign breast problems and found they were less likely to get cancer if taking the pills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Develop Frostbite Treatment Spray For Emergencies
BOSTON (CBS) — Many people are hitting the slopes this time of year, and one common concern is frostbite. But researchers have developed a new spray that could help stop frostbite in its tracks. Frostbite literally freezes areas of the body with the least blood flow, most commonly on the tip of the nose, the ears, fingers and toes, and if not treated promptly, it can cause tissue death, requiring amputation. But when it occurs, people are often in isolated areas without easy access to medical care. Scientists in India have developed a cold-resistant spray gel that contains a blood thinner that improves blood flow. It...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Skiing Source Type: news

Frostbite breakthrough as scientists create a GEL that can repair tissue damage
Scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology in Mohali, India, put a blood-thinning drug, an anti-freeze and ibuprofen into a gel which could be applied straight to frostbite injuries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Try these remedies for painful periods
On the worst cramp days, ibuprofen doesn't always cut it. Find out which period pain remedies are backed by research to give you relief. Watch: Remedies for painful periods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwuBHuavwVM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (:55) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Drug To Treat Migraines Shows Promise
(CNN) — A new drug to treat migraines has shown promise in a large-scale clinical trial, offering hope to people unable to use current treatment options. The drug, ubrogepant, showed greater rates of pain and symptom relief from migraine compared to a placebo, with more than 20% of participants given the drug reporting to be pain-free within two hours and more than 34% relieved of the most bothersome symptoms linked to migraine, which include light and noise sensitivity. This is compared to 14% and 27%, respectively, from the placebo. “Having ubrogepant as a potential new medication for the acute treatment of m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Migraines Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Does Not Increase Postpartum Blood Pressure
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, do not increase blood pressure among postpartum women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in Obstetrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many take anticoagulants and OTC supplements, which poses risk
FINDINGSNearly 98% percent of people prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban also used  over-the-counter products. Of those, 33% took at least one such product that, in combination with the anticoagulants, could cause dangerous internal bleeding. People taking these medications largely lacked knowledge of some potentially serious interactions.BACKGROUNDDirect-acting oral anticoagulants are the drug of choice for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, which occurs most frequently in older patients. Apixaban is one of the most frequently prescribed. However, most people prescribed ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aspirin, ibuprofen, statins or fish oil all help combat symptoms of depression
Anti-inflammatory drugs are almost 80 per cent more effective at eliminating depression than sugar pills, a scientific review of 26 studies by a team at a university in China has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Taking Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
-- Pain relievers like ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib are popular anti-inflammatory drugs for back pain, headache and other aches and pains. Though these drugs have a good safety history, the risk of serious side effects rises when the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Youth Suicide Attempts Often Involve Over-the-Counter Painkillers Youth Suicide Attempts Often Involve Over-the-Counter Painkillers
Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Youth suicide attempts often involve over-the-counter painkillers, U.S. study suggests
Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Youth suicide attempts often involve over-the-counter painkillers
(Reuters Health) - Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aspirin, Antihistamines: Kids Often Use OTC Drugs in Suicide Attempts
MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- More teens are attempting suicide by overdosing on drugs, and new research suggests they are often turning to over-the-counter (OTC) medications like ibuprofen and aspirin in their efforts. Antidepressants, antipsychotics... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most kids can manage pain after surgery without opioids
(Reuters Health) - About one in five kids are prescribed opioids after common pediatric surgeries, but a new study suggests they may do just as well with alternative pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Girl, five, died of sepsis hours after A&E medics blamed her rash on 'virus'
Ava Macfarlane was taken to an Accident and Emergency department by her worried parents after she was left 'gasping for breath' but was discharged by doctors with ibuprofen for a 'virus'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Link Painkillers After Wisdom Teeth Removal To Opioid Crisis
BOSTON (CBS) – Some good news when it comes to the opioid crisis. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says opioid-related overdose deaths fell nearly 11-percent in the first six months of this year compared to the first half of last year. One way that people are first introduced to opioids is after dental procedures and researchers in Michigan say thousands of kids a year could become new chronic opioid users after something as simple as having their wisdom teeth removed. Despite the fact that a combination of ibuprofen and Tylenol can effectively treat pain after a tooth extraction, many dentists still off...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis Source Type: news

GPs should avoid antibiotics for non-bullous impetigo
NICE proposes use of antiseptic creams instead Related items fromOnMedica Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Patients often avoid vaccinations due to fear of side effects Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Inhaled corticosteroids linked to higher infection risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Rural Dentists Show Higher Awareness of Opioid Epidemic in Their Prescribing, and are in Good Positions to Fight it
A new study found that rural and nonrural dentists prescribe about the same number of opioid pills, but rural dentists do so more often in combination with ibuprofen or acetaminophen and at lower dosages. Rural dentists are also more likely to suspect patients of drug abuse and to avoid prescribing opioids to them for that reason. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease. Pain Relievers May Be to Blame.
Pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen may account for higher rates of heart disease and stroke in those with osteoarthritis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Arthritis Osteoarthritis Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen (Drug) Aleve (Drug) Source Type: news

GSK completes transaction with Pfizer to form new world-leading Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture
The Joint Venture brings together two highly complementary portfolios of trusted consumer health brands, including GSK's Sensodyne, Voltaren and Panadol and Pfizer's Advil, Centrum and Caltrate. Underpinned by science-based innovation, it is the global leader in OTC products and has number 1 or 2 market share positions in all key geographies, including the US and China. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured GlaxoSmithKline Business and Industry Source Type: news

hydrocodone and ibuprofen, Vicoprofen
Title: hydrocodone and ibuprofen, VicoprofenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 4/17/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

GSK, Pfizer complete deal to combine consumer health brands
GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer said Thursday they have completed their previously announced deal to combine their consumer health care businesses. The joint venture brings together GSK's consumer health brands, which include Sensodyne toothpaste and the pain relief products Voltaren and Panadol, with Pfizer’s anti-inflammatory medicine Advil, multivitamin Centrum and calcium supplement Caltrate. The combined product portfolio generates ann ual sales of more than $11 billion. Under the terms of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Ketorolac vs. Ibuprofen
Title: Ketorolac vs. IbuprofenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 7/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?
This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Chickenpox warning: Avoid using this medication or risk serious skin infection
CHICKENPOX is a common condition that mostly affects babies and children, although adults can get it too. Some parents may consider ibuprofen to reduce symptoms, but doctors warn using the anti-inflammatory drug to treat the condition can have adverse effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: NSAID, opioid combo better for post-surgery pain than just opioids
Prescribing ibuprofen or other NSAIDs along with opioids for patients after surgery may reduce pain better than prescribing opioids alone. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with NSAIDS
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. The research was presented by a group from the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City today at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over-the-Counter Painkillers Often Suffice After Minor Surgery Over-the-Counter Painkillers Often Suffice After Minor Surgery
Surgery patients who were taught to manage their pain with acetaminophen and ibuprofen ended up using few or no opioid pills, a recent study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Over-the-counter painkillers often suffice after minor surgery
Surgery patients who were taught to manage their pain with acetaminophen and ibuprofen ended up using few or no opioid pills, a recent study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ketorolac vs. ibuprofen (Advil)
Title: Ketorolac vs. ibuprofen (Advil)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Caring for summertime burn wounds
  Whether it’s from sunburn, a backyard grill, a campfire accident, a curling iron or any other cause, summertime burns can be painful, uncomfortable and challenging to heal, especially in more serious cases. Here are some tips to assist you in caring for summertime burn wounds. How serious is it? Many burns are minor, not requiring extensive care. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, in those rare situations when you need to go to an emergency room, the doctor will start by examining your skin to see if the burn covers more than 10% of your total body area, among other symptoms. If it does, you...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products burn wounds burn wound care Source Type: news

Tris Pharma, Inc Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Retail Recall of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Higher Concentration of Ibuprofen
Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. is expanding the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Treating Wounds While Traveling
You can never predict when injuries will happen. Here are some tips on dealing with wounds when you're away from home. Exercise common sense, and take precautions. Cindy Bitter, M.D., an emergency room physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, suggests thinking carefully about risky activities. "People sometimes do silly things when they travel, like signing up for resort scuba diving for the first time, going cage-diving with sharks, tackling the Alps or feeding the stingrays," Bitter explained. Dr. Bitter, who is a world traveler, adds that she never goes hiking without bringing along wound care supplie...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 28, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

What Causes Temporomandibular Joint Problems?
Discussion The mandible normally grows in a symmetric downward and forward movement relative to the skull base. The condyle is the primary growth center. “The mandible is unique in that its 2 joints and growth centers function together as a single unit.” It is the last bone in the body to reach skeletal maturity. The mandible and its growth are important for maxillary growth and therefore many problems that affect the mandible affect the facial and skulls structures as well. These growth problems can be relatively insidious and therefore may need monitoring over longer periods of time such as patients with unde...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Paracetamol Plus Ibuprofen Significantly Reduces Morphine Consumption After Hip Arthroplasty
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - May 16, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How much ibuprofen is too much?
Taking too much ibuprofen can cause mild to severe side effects. In rare cases, it can be fatal. Learn more about dosage and safety here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Short-term relief, long-term damage: NSAIDs actually damage heart, kidneys
(Natural News) If you tend to reach for ibuprofen or aspirin for every ache and pain, ask yourself if the short-term relief it may give you will be worth raising your risk of heart and kidney failure in the long term. NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are widely used for pain and inflammation, and most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential wound care supplies for your home first aid kit
When the cut, scrape, blister or bleeding happens, you don't want to be stuck running in a panicked frenzy to the closest drug store. Instead, be prepared for common injuries, symptoms and ailments with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and home first aid kit. Here are the essential wound care supplies you should have on hand at home: Make sure your home first aid kit is well stocked. For cuts and scrapes: The basic must-haves for these minor wounds include: Adhesive bandages in various sizes. Sterile gauze pads. Medical tape. Antibiotic ointment. The size of the wound will help you determine whether a bandage will s...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

Mozart makes ibuprofen more effective: Pain pills worked better when taken while listening to music
If the University of Utah team's findings translate to humans, as expected, it suggests music could be used to help reduce the amount of pain medication we need to take at a time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Besides Opioids Can Help Post-C-Section Pain?
Pain after a C-section can be controlled effectively with ibuprofen and acetaminophen, researchers said. For those who do need opioids, a lower dose can work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine Learning Approach Gives Insight on Toxin Exposure
Harvard Medical School investigators have developed a machine learning approach using high-quality, large-scale animal model data that sheds new light on the biology of the liver and kidneys after toxin exposure. The findings were recently published in Molecular Systems Biology, and reveal new mechanisms of toxin vulnerability and tolerance that may be broadly relevant to studies of human disease, the authors said. Researchers found nine distinct patterns of response to chemical exposure that the authors termed "disease states." These states shed light on the dynamics of toxin-induced liver and kidney injury, inc...
Source: MDDI - March 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Availability of drug at convenient stores is not associated with an increased incidence of their poisoning - Jung KY, Kim T, Hwang SY, Yoon H, Shin TG, Sim MS, Jo IJ, Cha WC.
The objective o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix ibuprofen and alcohol?
Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news