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can I take 4 advil

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: If the advil (ibuprofen) are 200 mg Ibuprofen and you are an otherwise healthy person with no contraindications. No pregnancy, no GI bleeding, no ren ... Read More

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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: Avoid Ibuprofen if you have high blood pressure, kidney problems, ulcers, or on blood thinners (check package insert for other precautions). Use the l ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
2400 mgm: per 24 hours is the MAXIMUM recommended dosage.. This would allow you to take 600 mgm every 6 hours or 800 mgm every 8 hours... This should be adequat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berkley
24 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Yes, but just make sure you take it on a full stomach. Also, don't make it a regular occurrence.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Advil (ibuprofen): On an "as needed basis", no harm.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They have different actions and non incomaptible.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, but: the more ibuprofen the more risk of side effects. those side effects are dose-related, meaning the higher the dose, the more times per day and the mor ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: This would be too much especially at your age. Naproxen is in the same class of meds as meloxicam and the dual dosage could hurt your kidneys. Could ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
No, I would not: Consider taking Acetaminophen (tylenol) instead.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can.......if needed.
A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) does not interfere with the antibiotic nitrofurantoin. Be sure to take a glass of water or food with the advil to prevent stomach ir ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no problems.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on your: body size, tolerance to meds, previous exposure, etc. If you are average size and have taken these meds before, it should be ok. You might want to t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Don't exceed the max: Don't exceed the maximum daily dose prescribed. If you need more medicine than that, ask your doctor for more. Explain that it doesn't have to be ju ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) with alleve
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No bad interaction: There are no reported risks but pain that resists OTC efforts might merit an exam. Call your Dr to ask for advice or appointment. Not knowing what's h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Generally Yes: Most times it is ok to take advil (ibuprofen) with butalbital, however if the version of medicine contains Aspirin i would caution against the long te ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually the safest.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as both are non steroidal drugs and naprosyn is longer acting and still working if you are taking for pain better choice will b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no issues with that combination.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Every 6 hours: You can take one or the other, but not together. You can take them every six hours.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But not on a regular basis. And as long as you don't have severe liver or kidney disease.
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