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Old 11-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #35
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Ibuprofen toxicity to kidneys is well documented.

And anyone with any kind of gastric disease or complication is immediately contraindicated for ibuprofen (and NSAIDs in general).

We had a patient who took 25 Unisom. She lived. Doesn't mean its a good idea!!!

If you want to avoid Tylenol because you are concerned about what it does to your liver, fine. (do you also not drink alcohol?) But don't embrace ibuprofen thinking it is so much safer than Tylenol. Not quite so.

Ironic that nursing school has made me not want to every take any medications. Ever again!
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