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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 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?

See dentist again: Dental pain will not resolve on its own with home care. Also Ibuprofen has many side effects. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this pain. Call your dentist and emphasize the urgency of your situation, so that he/she can give you the priority appointment. Do not procrastinate, make a phone call. ...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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