What do you think of ibuprofen for back pains that weaker pain killers don't work?

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  • Elle
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Ibuprofen has more side effects than the other NSAIDs. As a nurse I want you to be aware of side effects and interactions with other drugs and foods.

    Ibuprofen taken longer than a week can cause sores in your mouth and depression. I personally take Aleve (naproxen) and Tylenol (acetaminophen) together.

  • 2 years ago

    For back pains you need stretching exercises, not pain killers.

  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    "Weaker" pain killers? A pain killer can't get much weaker than ibuprofen.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    It's okay but Naproxen (Aleve) works better for back pain.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    ibuprofen , acetaminophen and aspirin are all VERY weak painkillers mainly because they are the same basic benzine ring molecule with CH3 and OH branches in different places on the ring even vicodin is a weak painkiller

  • k w
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    take Bioplasma at the max label rate for 2weeks....you'll be pleased you did......

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    You need . 2 ibroprufen, 2 hours later take 2 paracetamol, 2 hours later 2 ibroprufen, 2 hours later 2 paracetamol and so on. NO more than 8 of each in 24 hours.

    Neither is good on their own for severe pain.

    Take WITH food.

    UK

  • Ibuprofen works better than aspirin or paracetamol for back pain. There are stronger analgesics available, but these need to be prescribed by a doctor. Your doctor can help with the symptoms, but not the cause. See a chiropractor.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Ibuprofen IS a weak painkiller

  • 2 years ago

    a higher dose is the only difference. some have caffeine or other ibuprofen-like substances in them to potentiate the pain reducing effects. there are some pains that no amount of NSAID drugs can fix, however. you can try upping the dose or taking pills with caffeine in them (or just drinking coffee) but do not exceed the recommended maximum doses without a recommendation from your physician to do so. it's also unwise to mix your NSAID pills since different drugs wear off at different rates (with Aspirin being extremely effective but shorter lived than many of the others. if care is not taken this drug is more likely than most others to, over time, lead to liver toxicity).

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