A 38-year-old member asked:
What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 45 years experience
800mg 3-x daily: Ibuprophen sounds benign, but adverse problems increase with higher dosage. Do no take this dosage even a sort period of time without your doc being aware.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
This depends on your: Age and weight as well as what other medications you take, what allergies you have, what underlying medical issues you may have in terms of ulcer or reflux history, liver or kidney impairment/disease. If no issues, 400 to 800 mg every eigth hours with food.
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Pain Management 17 years experience
Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist.
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Last updated Dec 29, 2018
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