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how much advil (ibuprofen) can i take in 24 hours

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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll answered
Family Medicine 25 years experience
1800mg: You probably should not exceed 1800mg a day. This all depends on your age, weight, renal function, and any comorbid medical conditions you might have. There is no one right number.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll commented
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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I would likely just support Dr. Wyatt's numbers for your weight then. Short term, 600mg with food three times daily is okay. Dr. Wyatt quotes the more acceptable numbers for chronic usage.
Jan 5, 2012
Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 26 years experience
6 of the 200mg: Officially - here ya go : max: 6 tabs or caps/24h; info: use lowest effective dose, shortest duration; - although as a prescription medication = we occasionally prescribe 800mg 2-3 times a day for a short period of time if there a re no ulcer / bleeding contradindications.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
3200 mg: For healthy adults 800 mg four times a day( every 6 hours) is the maximum, but ulcers, bleeding, upset stomach, injury to the kidneys, increase in blood pressure, worsening of leg edemas may happen with much lower dosis. Protect your stomach with Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid and antacids. Take them with food.

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Is it ok to take 2 tablets of Advil (ibuprofen) at once?

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Yes but...: If you have normal renal function and no gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers, then an occasional dose of 400 mg Ibuprofen (2 tabs) may be ok. The maximum is 2400 mg per day. However, you should not take that on a regular basis - it will affect the kidneys and it greatly increases the risk of esophageal or stomach bleeding. Also, it depends on what other meds you take. Check with your doctor.
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What do I do about my weekly headaches? Just using Advil (ibuprofen) right now.

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Is it ok to take expired advil (ibuprofen)? (03/12)

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I've taken 2000 mg of motrin and 10 x 81 mg of advil (ibuprofen). When should I feel side effects and what would they be?

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Can't answer: Not allowed to answer personal medical questions like that on health tap. Call poison control center in your area.
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