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what happens if you take an advil pill and smoke weed?

i took a pill for some stomach pain i had and 30 min. later i smoked weed because i have insomnia and i cannot sleep if i dont smoke and i woke uo drowzy.. so was that just me or was it the effect?

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I don’t think that should be an issue. If I’m not mistaken Advil (Ibuprofen) and Weed (THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) do not follow the same pathway in your body (Like how Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen also have different pathways and you can take both at the same time for pain). Hope that helps. Don’t worry yourself to death lol.

Advil Pm And Weed

Ibuprofen (Advil) and THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) can interact and cause fatigue. However, THC causes fatigue anyway. Perhaps you were just tired.

BTW why are you taking Advil for stomach pain? Advil can cause stomach pain if not taken with food. It is not easy on your stomach.

I need to give you some honest advice — it sounds to me like you are not sure what over the counter remedies do what, and you can end up really hurting yourself. Be more careful. You can cause major damage to your liver, for example, with too much Tylenol. These medications — mixed with any drug — can do a lot of damage.

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okay so why are smoking weed first of all and your just killing yourself slowly. Your going to be on oxygen when your like 50 until you die and do u know how bad it looks. go get some help. If i were you i wouold save myself right now and stop get some pills to help you and get some help from a doctor.

It may be an effect but pills always make you drowsy so dont worry as long as there are no other side effects!

i think nothing happens but you should ask a doctor i think.

i took a pill for some stomach pain i had and 30 min. later i smoked weed because i have insomnia and i cannot sleep if i dont smoke and i woke uo drowzy.. so was that just me or was it the effect?

Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer’s?

As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you’re taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed’s buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as simple as taking an ibuprofen with their tetrahydrocannibinol (or THC).

A study published Thursday in the journal Cell both demonstrates and explains why common anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen and the prescription analgesics indomethacin and celecoxib (marketed as Celebrex), appear to kill marijuana’s buzz and suppress its negative effects on cognition. In so doing, the research may clear the way for marijuana to play a growing role in treating Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.

If you want to get high, weed’s ability to mellow you out is the desired effect. But with regular use, marijuana stunts the growth of the tendrils that lash brain cells together and impairs memory and cognitive processing speed. That package of effect-and-side-effect appears to be inseparable.

But marijuana also has a not-so-widely known effect: it calms inflammation in the brain — a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s dementia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The problem is that for patients who might benefit from marijuana’s inflammation-dampening effect, both the high and its downstream impact on brain cells and memory are distinctly unhelpful.

That package of effect-and-side-effect, it turns out, can be separated, and the unwanted side effect can be suppressed by inhibiting the induction of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), a complex neurochemical process usually set off by inflammation. To their surprise, the researchers found that the THC in marijuana actually increases the COX-2 process — a finding that would suggest it has both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects on the brain.

Add a COX-2 inhibitor to the mix — or even a non-selective COX inhibitor such as ibuprofen — and the anti-inflammatory effects of THC remain. The “buzz,” the lethargy and negative cognitive effects of long-term use, however, are extinguished.

While marijuana is approved for medicinal use in 20 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, THC — marketed as Marinol — is approved for marketing by the Food & Drug Administration only to patients with nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy. The federal agency cites its potential for abuse and its intoxicating side effects as limiting its effectiveness for a wider array of medicinal indications.

The researchers, all from the Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine, conducted a series of experiments on cells in the lab and in mice. To demonstrate the buzz-killing effects of suppressing the COX-2 process, they used mice bred without the gene that enables it, and also suppressed the process with medications.

They also used mice to establish that the mechanics of THC’s anti-inflammatory effects are different from those of its intoxicating effects. Mice bred to develop the beta-amyloid plaques of Alzheimer’s disease were given THC and a COX inhibitor over many days, and the researchers watched as the mix of medications reduced amyloid plaques. In the process, they noted the absence of the usual lethargy seen in stoned mice, and of the memory-impairing effects on brain cells that come with chronic use of THC.

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Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer's?