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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 40-year-old member asked:

How much ibuprofen can I safely take in a day?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
FDA approved max.: It is 2400mg per day, or 3 x 800mg.
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Dr. Mehul SHETH commented
Pediatrics 18 years experience
For adults. For kids it depends on their weight
Jul 21, 2012
San Diego, CA
A 33-year-old female asked:

I have horrible headaches on the left occipital side. I need top take about 3 to 5 pills of ibuprofen per day. No one can say why i get it.....?

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Dr. Sonja Shanley
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe hormones?: Some headaches as you describe are related to hormones. Some are stress-related. Depending on how long this has been going on, you should consider seeing a neurologist. Good luck!
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 66 years experience
agree with seeing a headache specialist/neurologist
Aug 7, 2014
A 21-year-old female asked:

Will ibuprofen lighten period, for a day? I have a performance tomorrow (dance) and i need it light because i can't wear much under my costume.

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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
No: There is no medication that can do this short term. If heavy bleeding is a problem for you, see your doctor to discuss long term management such as birth control pills.
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
Rheumatology 52 years experience
No: That dose is well within acceptable range.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens if i take 200mg of ibuprofen a day?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Not much bad: 200mg can help stiffnes and sometims sleep as well. Side effects tend to be dose related. Low risk with 200mg once a day and high risk with 800mg 4 times a day.

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