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can you mix motrin and advil

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
They are the same: No difference.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Same med: Since they are the same drug (just different brand names), max dosing is to be watched. 800 mg every 6-8 hours is max for a full sized adult.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes,long term: The long term effects on the kidneys is harmful.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: They are both the same drug (ibuprofen). Taking both together may increase the risk of side effects if the total dose is too high.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
6 months: The usual recommendation is 6 months for Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). Some doctors may allow you to use it sooner. But the recommended age per their w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Same drug: By taking both together you would be giving an overdose.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ibuprofen: Advil and Motrin are actually different brand names of the same medicine, a NSAID. Generally, ibuprofen should not be taken in lesser than 4-6 hour i ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Take only one: Take only one pill. You may take the second pill no sooner than 4 hours, if the headache persists. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh v ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Similar: Meclomen (meclofenamate) is considered a nonsteroidal medication which is the type of medication that both advil and Motrin are. They all have similar ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Same: They are both the same meds, just different brand names for ibuprofen.
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