A 37-year-old female asked:
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can you take advil (ibuprofen) and motrin 800 like five hours apart from each other?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Ibuprofen: Advil and Motrin are actually different brand names of the same medicine, a NSAID. Generally, ibuprofen should not be taken in lesser than 4-6 hour intervals and the total dose should not be more than 2400mg per day. Excess or long term use can result in stomach and kidney problems.
Answered on Sep 3, 2020

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: They are both the same drug (ibuprofen). Taking both together may increase the risk of side effects if the total dose is too high.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Same drug: By taking both together you would be giving an overdose.
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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6 months: The usual recommendation is 6 months for Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). Some doctors may allow you to use it sooner. But the recommended age per their w ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
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Diagnose it!: The best way to treat your headache is to first get an accurate diagnosis which is beyond the scope of this answer.
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