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can you tell me if it's unhealthy taking near 20 advil (ibuprofen) pms almost daily over half a year?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Yes. It is unhealthy: Never take more than the recommended dose of any medication, even OTC medications, unless directed by your doc. Advil is ibuprofen, an NSAID, that can predispose to GI bleed. Advil PM contains an anti-histimine to aid with sleep. Are you having that much trbl sleeping? That much pain? See MD straight away so the cause of your insomnia & or pain can be assessed & treated safely!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
It is unhealthy : Period because it interferes with the normal stages of sleep. If you need a sleep med see your doc.

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Last updated Jul 24, 2014

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