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Aspirin vs. ibuprofen: The key differences and which one you should take

Aspirin and ibuprofen contain different active ingredients – whereas aspirin is made with salicylic acid, ibuprofen is made with propionic acid. However, both aspirin and ibuprofen can be used to treat pain caused by inflammation or injury, headaches, fevers, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. People at risk of cardiovascular disease may […]
Aspirin vs. ibuprofen: The key differences and which one you should take
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How to break a fever naturally and what medications can help

You can help break a fever by resting, drinking plenty of fluids, and cooling the skin with ice packs or a washcloth. Medication, such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol), can also help reduce fever symptoms. Most fevers will resolve themselves within a week, and following these strategies can help […]
How to break a fever naturally and what medications can help
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France told people to avoid ibuprofen if they’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, but not all experts agree

On Saturday, France’s health minister told people they shouldn’t take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen if they have symptoms of the novel coronavirus because it could worsen the condition. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are different from prescriptions steroids, and the latter should only be stopped under your doctor’s guidance. Some experts criticised […]
France told people to avoid ibuprofen if they’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, but not all experts agree
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How long you can take medications like ibuprofen and aspirin after opening them

Though all medications have an expiration date on their packaging, most stay potent long after that date. Tablet medications like ibuprofen remain effective for years after being opened. Probiotics and liquid medicines deteriorate faster. Just like food, medication is required by law to have an expiration date on its packaging. […]
How long you can take medications like ibuprofen and aspirin after opening them
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon is selling exclusive over-the-counter drugs — DeepMind, VA partner for patient health — Optra Health launches Alexa-powered genomic solution

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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon is selling exclusive over-the-counter drugs  —  DeepMind, VA partner for patient health  —  Optra Health launches Alexa-powered genomic solution