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

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management 32 years experience
Yes: I assume 2tablets = 600mg. Yes it will be ok.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
2 tabs is 400 mg: Yes it is ok.

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