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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Ibuprofen Vicodin vs Vicodin and Ibuprofen are both used to relieve acute pain in the human body. But which one is the most beneficial? Vicodin is a combination medication that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.Contains narcotic pain reliever(hydrocone) and non-narcotic pain reliever (acetaminophen).Hydrocone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain and acetaminophen reduces fever.It is an opiate medication which can become addictive and a person may feel unable to function normally without it. What's Vicodin? Whats Ibuprofen? Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve inflammation, swelling, and pain.Ibuprofen blocks the production ofprostaglandins,substances our body releases in response to illness and injury. Prostaglandins cause pain and swelling; they are released in the brain and can also cause fever. Ibuprofen is not an opiate and does not carry any riskof addiction or abuse because it belongs to an entirely different drug class. Side Effects: Side Effects: The typical side effects of this drug is constipation, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness,lightheadedness, and heartbeat irregularities.If overdosed, it can lead to blurred vision, hallucinations, extreme confusion and even permanent deafness. chest pain, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;coughing up blood or vomit;rapid weight gain; urinating less than usual or not at all;nausea, itching, loss of appetite,fever, peeling, and red skin rash; bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; orsevere headache, It is estimated that nearly 131 million prescriptions are filled yearly. 2 million of those individuals across the United States suffer from Vicodin addiction. Currently more than 20 million prescriptions for ibuprofen are filled yearly, a number that does not include its vast over-the-counter use. Statistics of users/abuse: 0 50 100 150 200 Vicodin Ibuprofen million Intense craving for hydrocodoneDiarrheaInsomniaDepressionDilated pupilsIntense sweatingRunny noseChillsAgitationIrritability Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal Symptoms: Because Ibuprofen is not an addictive drug,these effects are minimal but may include the following:AgitationNauseaHeadacheIncreased AnxietyIncreased depressionIncreased levels of pain What other drugs will affect Vicodin: What other drugs will affect Ibuprofen: Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepyor slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threateningside effects. Ask your doctor before taking Vicodin with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety,depression, or seizures. Ask your doctor before using an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa),escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax),fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft). Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily. Bibliography: 28 Which is more suitable for you? Vicodin is stronger. It is a category III narcotic. Ibuprofen is available over the counter without a prescription.Vicodin is an analgesic and ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory. Vicodin is an opioid (like morphine) pain reliever. It is a very strong pain reliever and, dose for dose, is stronger than ibuprofen for PAIN relief. But, vicodin has no anti-inflammatory effect. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID). It is best for pain caused by inflammatory disorders like sprains and strains. It is not stronger on pain than vicodin, but it may help stop swelling, warmth, redness and loss of function. It is also cheaper and over the counter. So, depending on your current condition, you now know which of these two medications is right for you!
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