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how long does it take advil to work

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Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
20-30 minutes: Ibuprofen takes about 20-30 minutes to be effective. You can take 800 mg every 6 hours if needed. It works great for inflammation. Taken with Tylen ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience Pain Management
30-40 min: depending on what's in your stomach.

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Dr. Christopher Nichols
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
About 24 hours: 24 hours is average metabolism.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
About: 45 minutes to an hour. It depends on how full the stomach already.
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Naproxen sodium: After three days, naproxen should be out of your system. Some NSAIDs can cause edema. Restrict your salt intake, especially processed foods for the n ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Subacute thyroiditis is self-limited, generally subsiding in a few months; occasionally, it recurs and may result in permanent hypothyroidism when fol ... Read More
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Dr. Vaidehi Patel
11 years experience Internal Medicine
24 hours: Takes 24 hours after the time of last dose fornit to be eliminated from the body through the urine in an healthy individual.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: That should be fine, unless having coagulation studies or otherwise instructed. Advil would not influence routine labs if taken 1 day prior.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
ADVIL IS: IBUPROFEN...Max dose is 600 mgm 4x /day (OTC preparations) Hope this helps! Dr z
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
OK now. : Unless you have significant underlying liver disease or are a big drinker you are fine with a single drink and a reasonable dose of acetaminophen.
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