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When is best to take ibuprofen

Jill777
Jill777

Hi all i have been reading a recent post about travelling and taking ibuprofen which seems the best thing to do and most on here advise it. My question is when do you think i should take it? I need to leave by 6 in the morning this Friday. It is crossing my mind about whether it might be better to take late the night before at bedtime so it has kicked in by the morning. Or should i wait till the morning. Any ideas or thoughts please.

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I am confulsed. Did you mean Immodium? That is the name (in the US) for the anti-diahrea drug.

Jill777
Jill777 in reply to b1b1b1

Sorry i should of typed Imodium

If you have any type of ibs or stomach issues ibuprofen is a big NO! It iritates the stomach and can/will makes symptoms worse.

So sorry i should of typed Imodium

Ibuprofen i was as told not to take at all , irritating for stomache and with diverticulitisits a big no

Jill777
Jill777 in reply to Purplewoman

So sorry i should of typed Imodium

Ibuprofen causes me terrible / extreme problems with d - my gastro consultant said it shouldn't be taken by those with bowel issues . Do you mean Imodium - if so that can be taken as a preventative measure I would say give it a good hour or so before travel and start with one and take more only if necessary. Good luck

Jill777
Jill777 in reply to Crowdie

So sorry i should of typed Imodium

Ibuprofen is a big no with ibs especially ibs c as it not only inflames ur stomach lining it makes u even more constipated then u already are....

Sorry nsaids ( any anti imflammatory) is not good was told this by gastro.

I also have got Liver issues now due to being on naproxen for so long with bad back which is where i think my ibs became worse to

Jill777
Jill777 in reply to Lulububs

So sorry i should of typed Imodium

I was told not to take ibuprofen at all as it causes inflammation in colon. Never understood this as it’s called ‘anti inflammatory’. 🤔 oh well.

With Imodium on the other hand, I would take two hours before I’m due to leave as it takes an hour to kick in. I would get up super early, have a coffee to get things moving and things out of my system before having the Imodium.

Hope this helps.

Jill777
Jill777 in reply to Chocoholick

Thanks for reply and so sorry i should of typed Imodium

Lol

Jill777
Jill777 in reply to Purplewoman

I feel so daft this morning lol

😂😂

If your not bothered about using a brand name(imodium) look out for loperamide, its exactly the same and prices start at 89p for 6 tablets. I only take it in a real emergency as it can bung you up a bit too much, I use buscopan(hyocine butylbromide) as it slows everything down and releaves cramping.

Thanks for reply. I have noticed that name on some tablets i got. I make sire i carry some around with me all the time now. Best wishes to you.

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