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A 29-year-old female asked:

i took 1 motrin 600mg for severe toothache, 4.5 hours later after trying to wait it out unsuccessfully i took another. is that fine?next dosage:in8hrs

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Epstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Not to worry: Motrin 800 mg every 8 hours with food has been the drug of choice for many of us. As a matter of fact, I have found doses of this drug used acutely (less than 7 days) have been far superior than narcotics alone. However the latest recommendations have been changed by the AMA and it is now not recommended to take more than 600mg every 8 hours. Just be careful and you'll be fine.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Med wise, fine...: ... but you really need to have that tooth examined and restored before the pain becomes unbearable and no amount of medication will help.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is OK , See DDS: The maximum daily dose should not exceed 2,400 mg so you can take 600 mg every 4-6 hours. However, a toothache is a problem that won’t go away by itself. It can be caused by tooth decay, an infection, or a cracked tooth. Please visit a dentist ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, but for cure, see DDS to solve problem.

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