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A 32-year-old member asked:

how much ibuprofen can i safely take?

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Dr. Daniel Bauman
Pharmacology 31 years experience
800mg every 6 hours: Assuming that you are in relatively good health and are around average size; the maximum dose for Ibuprofen is 800mg every six hours (or 3200mg per day). Make sure you take this medication with food to avoid stomack upset.

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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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