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Is it safe for me to take 800 mg ibuprofen every 4 hours?

Is it safe for me to take 800 mg ibuprofen every 4 hours?

No: The dosing period for Ibuprofen is minimum of every 6-8. Sooner than that can result in high doses that can problems with the kidneys and increased GI upset. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Dentist told me today to take 600mg Advil (ibuprofen) every four hours until my root canal on Monday. Is this safe?

Dentist told me today to take 600mg Advil (ibuprofen) every four hours until my root canal on Monday. Is this safe?

Advil (ibuprofen): This is safe as it is a short duration treatment, unless you have renal insufficiency (kidney function reduction) or significant acid reflux (GERD) or esophagitis. ...Read more

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My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

Have it evaluated: At four a recurrent pattern of cough may be an early indicator of mild asthma. Write down all you recall about this pattern & take it in & review this history with the doc during a visit. A referral for some pulmonary function studies may be needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can you safely take 800 mg ibuprofen every 7 hours?

Motrin: Motrin can be taken every 8 hours or so but its best to avoid. ...Read more

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Can you take 600 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for two days?

over max dose: You should not take over 3200mg in 24 hrs. Take with food and make sure there are no contraindications to you taking this med and there are no drug interactions with any medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Is 600 mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours recommended for toothaches?

Is 600 mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours recommended for toothaches?

Take DDS advice: You should be seeing a dentist if you have a toothache. He or she will recommend what to take, dosage and frequency. Everyone is different and different medications work differently for each person. ...Read more

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My dr just told me I have cervical erosion? What can I do to help it heal? She just told me to take Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours?

Cervical erosions: Cervical erosions if benign, heal by themselves and that's why she told you to take advil (ibuprofen). I would only take it if there was any pain in the vagina, but otherwise it would heal up on its own. ...Read more

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Extreme toothache for a month, I've seen a dentist. I've been taking 3 ibuprofen every 4 hours for pain each day, am I taking to much?

Extreme toothache for a month, I've seen a dentist. I've been taking 3 ibuprofen every 4 hours for pain each day, am I taking to much?

Urgent care: What you are experiencing is unnecessary. Obviously you need further care right away. No one needs to be in severe pain more than a day or two at most. One cannot remedy extended severe dental pain by medication. If your own dentist cannot resolve the problem with further treatment, see another dentist. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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To function during my period I have to take 4 to 6 Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for cramps. What other solutions are there.?

To function during my period I have to take 4 to 6 Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for cramps. What other solutions are there.?

Birth Control Pills: The inside lining of your uterus grows in response to female hormones, and sloughs during a period releasing prostaglandin hormones. They make your muscular uterine walls contract.

Drugs like Ibuprofen (max. 2400 mg/day) block production & reduce pain; best taken @ earliest onset of cramps. Also birth control pills reduce growth of the lining, hence lessen cramps too. Heating pad on tummy too. ...Read more

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Can I take 3 1mg tablets of pms-Hydromorphone and 1 400mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours? Post knee surgery severe pain

Can I take 3 1mg tablets of pms-Hydromorphone and 1 400mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours? Post knee surgery severe pain

Lots of narcotic.: That’s a lot of narcotic. 18mg daily. Big addictive potential there. Discuss stronger non-narcotic options with your surgeon, but would not advise what you’ve suggested here. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 ibuprofen tablets, USP 800mgs in a four hour time if pain is suver?

Can I take 2 ibuprofen tablets, USP 800mgs in a four hour time if pain is suver?

Be careful: Yes you can, but you can reduce the risk of abdominal pain or irritation with taking them with food. Try not to take more than 800mg every 8 hrs at the most. Also consider tylenol (acetaminophen) instead based on the type of pain you are having. ...Read more

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I took regular Advil (ibuprofen) four hours ago. Can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus now?

I took regular Advil (ibuprofen) four hours ago. Can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus now?

It depends: Depending on what your original dose was, it would be advisable to wait 2 more hours before taking the medication. Dosing of ibuprofen (which is in Advil) is maximum 800mg ever 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. Can I take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. Can I take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

Of course: You are not exceed the recommended dosage. The Advil (ibuprofen) recommended dose is 200 mg to 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours as required. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen 800 mg be taken every 6 hours, instead of every 8 hours?

Ibuprofen: Yes you can take it every six hours but that is not a good idea. Every 8 hours is what was prescribed and what you need! ...Read more

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I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later. For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without.?

I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later. For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without.?

Advil (ibuprofen) pm Addiction: I commend you for your honesty about Addiction on Advil (ibuprofen) pm.
Thank you for informing about, pain and abdominal spasm.
Speak out loud that you do not want pain and abdominal spasm, acid stomach, shortness of breath, unusual bleeding or bruising, tiredness or weakness.
See Internist for Diagnosis and treatment.
See Psychiatrist for your judgement about Addiction and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

See a dentist: Its important to identify the actual cause of the pain. Generally, Ibuprofen is an excellent over the counter pain killer for tooth pain. If you have a swelling of any kind you should seek professional attention right away. If home remedies and over the counter drugs don't work, you need to see a dentist to determine the cause and provide options for tx. This will address the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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I take 800 mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours everyday I have my menstraul cycle if I keep this up every month will there be adverse side effects?

Use only as needed: Long term use of ibuprofen can be related to stomach irriation, bleeding or ulceration. If used on a full stomach ONLT for severe menstrual cramping- this should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Taking ibuprofen 800mg every 6 hours after c-section is this okay? I'm on day 6

Taking ibuprofen 800mg every 6 hours after c-section is this okay? I'm on day 6

Yes: That's a common dose for post partum pain relief after a cesarean section. However, That is the maximum daily limit of 3.2 g/day. If you have renal issues, or have limited pain, you can take it every 8 hours for pain control ...Read more

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Should have been more clear, what is safe timing for staggering percocet \u0026 ibuprofen? Can I alternate every 2 hours? Sooner? Longer? What's safe.

Should have been more clear, what is safe timing for staggering percocet \u0026 ibuprofen? Can I alternate every 2 hours? Sooner? Longer? What's safe.

Too Many Unknowns: Percoset=oxycodone + acetaminophen. Oxycodone, an opiod narcotic, promotes drowsy/confusion/constipation, response fades & easily becomes addictive, Acetaminophen primary problem is liver damage. Ibuprofen ↑es clotting, thus cardiovascular events. Look up agents on rxlist. Com (ignore adds). Bigger issues are why taking & multiple internal personal health/lack of health issues to start with. ...Read more

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I just started breastfeeding today but I've been taking advil (ibuprofen) of 400 mg every six hours and I was wondering is it bad for my baby and what can happen?

I just started breastfeeding today but I've been taking advil (ibuprofen) of 400 mg every six hours and I was wondering is it bad for my baby and what can happen?

Not bad: In general it is not bad for the baby, but why every six hours are you recovering from C section or had surgery, or pain from the vaginal delivery. If that is the case make sure your doctor knows you are having so much pain may be they will give you something different or at least assured you that what you are doing is OK ...Read more

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2 weeks since gum surgery for new crown. Taking pain medication, advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours. Sometimes pain wakes me. Is this normal?

2 weeks since gum surgery for new crown. Taking pain medication, advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours. Sometimes pain wakes me. Is this normal?

Not at all: See the Surgeon ASAP for follow-up. You should be on nothing stronger than warm salt water rinses. Get in there tomorrow. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a severe tooth abscess and the pain is far past unbearable. I'm taking 10-325 hydrocod/apap every 2 hours and 800 mg ibuprofen 4 times a day.?

I have a severe tooth abscess and the pain is far past unbearable. I'm taking 10-325 hydrocod/apap every 2 hours and 800 mg ibuprofen 4 times a day.?

Tooth abscess: When is your appointment with your dentist to have that tooth treated? I think you should be seen ASAP as an emergency. Pills will not resolve your problem, and they don't seem to be doing much for you now, anyway. No need to suffer, just have it treated. ...Read more

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I am having a severe pelvic pain. Should I take ibuprofen 600 mg every 4 hours or vicodin?

I am having a severe pelvic pain. Should I take ibuprofen 600 mg every 4 hours or vicodin?

Would suggest: Ibuprofen over vicodin, but it is also important to find the cause of pain that you consider severe. Pelvic pain can be difficult to diagnose and can be something minor or something serious and you should be checked out just to make sure nothing serious is causing the pain. I hope that helps and that you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Last night I took Naproxen about four hours after an advil (ibuprofen). Will I get ill? How will I know? It's for retainer pain.

Last night I took Naproxen about four hours after an advil (ibuprofen). Will I get ill? How will I know? It's for retainer pain.

Should be fine: You should be fine. But it depends on how much Naproxen and Advil (ibuprofen) you took. It it is just one or two tablets of Naproxen or Advil (ibuprofen)'s then it is nothing to be worried about. But if you took large amounts of Naproxen or Advil (ibuprofen) (4-5 tablets each) than there might be some stomach pain, nausea and or vomitting. If this is the case and your experiencing these symptoms then go to an urgent care/er. ...Read more

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