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how long does ibuprofen stay in the body

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
About 24 hours: 24 hours is average metabolism.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
1 day on average: Assuming normal kidney and liver function, no significant drug interaction, and used in normal dosages, it takes about a day for the medication to cle ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Need monitoring: Generally, only 6 a day is not usually a problem, but potential complications include stomach ulcers that may bleed or perforate, kidney problems and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: There are risks for both approaches. The risk of using controlled substances seems greater and I usually recommend the 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) three ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David True
24 years experience Rheumatology
Risks of NSAIDs: The risks are the same with either.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
30 years experience Urgent Care
Usually 6 to 8 hours: If it is not enteric coated. Enteric coated can stay upto 24 hours but not more than that. Alcohol drinking is not safe and has consequences of its ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
ADVIL IS: IBUPROFEN...Max dose is 600 mgm 4x /day (OTC preparations) Hope this helps! Dr z
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Motrin/ibuprofen: I suggest you take 2 Motrin's in the morning and one Ibuprofen at bedtime.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Insignificant amount: Advil (ibuprofen) has about 85% absorption and has half-life about 2-4 hours. So, assume it is 4 hours half life: 85% of 400mg (two advils) =340mg abs ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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No set time: The drug last 8 hours and the real concern would be for an upset stomach so say 12 to be safe.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Talk to your doctor: Ibuprofen lasts about 6-8 hours. Take excedrin as directed after that. Nsaids can cause ulcers and life threatening bleeding. Talk to your physician a ... Read More

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