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A 27-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 26 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 26 years experience
Provided original answer
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 27 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 41 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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YES: There should be no issues as long as you have not had any problems with these meds.
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I have headaches. How much Advil (ibuprofen) can I take a day?

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Don?T want to take it but how much is too much advil (ibuprofen)?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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