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A 47-year-old member asked:

How much ibuprofen should a person take in a day before it becomes dangerous?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies by age/weight: For a normal adult without renal problems, 600mg every 6 hours is standard; however smaller size and kidney problems may require caution. Children are age and weight dependent to a more cautious degree. When unsure consult your pediatrician.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Ibuprofen how much can take before it gets dangerous?

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Dr. Daniel Bauman
pharmacology 32 years experience
800mg per dose: The maximum dose for a healthy adult is 800mg every six hours (3200mg per day). Make sure and take this medication with food to avoid stomach upset.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is 1600 mg of ibuprofen too much to take in a day?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: That dose is well within acceptable range.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How much ibuprofen can you take in one day?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Motrin: It can vary from 1200 mg to 3200 mg per day in divided dosages in very specific indications.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How much ibuprofen can I take in 1 day?

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Dr. Daniel Bauman
pharmacology 32 years experience
800mg every 6 hours: The maximum does for a healthy person is 800mg every six hours (3200mg per day). Make sure and take this medication with food to minimize stomach upset.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How much ibuprofen can I safely take in a day?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
FDA approved max.: It is 2400mg per day, or 3 x 800mg.
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Dr. Mehul SHETH commented
Pediatrics 19 years experience
For adults. For kids it depends on their weight
Jul 21, 2012

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