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Randallstown, MD
A 20-year-old female asked:

Can i take advil (ibuprofen) pm to help me sleep @ night?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen) PM: On occasional basis & if not taking other medications for sleep or sedation at same time.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen) PM: contains 38 mg of diphenhydramine citrate which can aid with sleep. However, it also contains 200 mg of ibuprofen. If you aren't treating pain/ inflammation & don't need the ibuprofen – then a medication that doesn't contain ibuprofen may be a better option. Try sleep hygiene before going to sleep medications.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) pm every night as a sleep aid?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Maybe: The active ingredients in advil pm are Ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine (benadryl). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and, as the name implies, the counteract the effect of histamines. Histamine is a neurotransmitter associated with wakefulness and vigilance. If you counteract it, it causes drowsiness and sleep. I would use it only as needed, though, as ibuprofen has some adverse effects.
South Windsor, CT
A 67-year-old female asked:

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) PM every night?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Not Tylenol (acetaminophen): The PM part yes. But, taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) daily is extremely hard in the liver. Use the generic for Benadryl. That is what causes sedation.
A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take 4 Advil (ibuprofen) pm at once?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: The amount of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which is the part of that medicine that makes you drowsy, would be higher than the recommended amount to take.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you take levbid and Advil (ibuprofen) pm together?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Drug interaction: checker showed no interactions between advil (ibuprofen) and levbid - but there is not guarantee that one isn't possible.

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Last updated Jan 9, 2018

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