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can i take 2 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?

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Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 20 years experience
It won't help: It won't help with the symptoms. Your body can only use so much at one time. It's called the ceiling effect. Once your body has all of its receptors using the medication there is no place for the remaining drug to work. You will end up just urinating out the rest. Your kidneys will have to work harder and it won't work any better. Best to add Tylenol as it works on a different receptor.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen 800 mg for what source of pain? Different pain medication works differently for different people. Regardless I would not recommend more than 600 mg. More than that will not likely help. You can add 300 mg extra strength Tylenol for better pain control. However find out what is causing your pain and address the cause. Speak to your own doctor for recommendations.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it bad if after giving a toddler ib profin his fever is only taken down to 99.5 and not normal. Over an hour has passed sincemed. Pediatricians?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fever: 99.5 is low-grade fever and may actually help fight the cause (cold/ear infection/whatever) tepid/luke-warm bath or cloths applied to forehead may assist. Never give a med sooner than prescribed: if the instructions say every 4 to 6 hours, follow those directions. Since the fever (what was it originally?) has dropped to almost "normal" within an hour, do not be concerned. Monitor the temperature.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Remember: "normal temperature" is a range, not a single number. our temp varies throughout the day. when it goes over 102-103 in child & doesn't drop after med, see doc for further evaluation
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How long would you wait to drink after taking ibuprofen?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Don't mix: Easiest way to cause yourself an ulcer or severe gastritis. Depends on how much you have of either.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

I seem to have gotten something real ugly resembling the flu. Motrin lowered fever 1st 2 days, but now its not. Any advice?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Bacterial infection: If fever continues you should check with your p.C.P. There could be secondary bacterial infection after flu infection.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Can I take a 5mg muscle relaxer with 800mg ibuprophen?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Probably: Depends on the muscle relaxer. If you mean Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine), it should be fine to take with ibuprofen.
A 32-year-old female asked:

Can I take nurofen one hour after taking panadol (acetaminophen)?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Yes: I had to do a bit of research as nurofen and panadol are not common names of medications in the us. Nurofen is apparently a combination of Ibuprofen and phenylephrine and panadol is paracetamol (acetaminophen, in us parlance.) based up this information, i see no reason that these medications cannot be used in tandem. The meds do not significantly interact.

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