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A 21-year-old female asked:

what dose of gelophen(ibuprophen) can we take for menstrual cramps? can i take 400 and another 400 after an hour?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Watch it: The maximum prescription dose is 600 mg every 6-8 hours. If you are using it at higher doses you are potentially irritating your kidneys (where it is processed) and bay have problems in the long term. Naproxen sodium is also used for the same indication and may be available to you there.

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