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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Advil (Overview)

Advil is a pain medication.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,764 Doctors shared insights

Advil (Overview)

Advil is a pain medication.


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May have given my 2yr old 1tsp Advil within four hrs instead of 6-8, issue? I am so nervous. I can't exactly remember what time it was when I gave him the other dose. Should I be heading to emergeoncy room. There hasn't been any noticeable reactions but h

May have given my 2yr old 1tsp Advil within four hrs instead of 6-8, issue? I am so nervous. I can't exactly remember what time it was when I gave him the other dose. Should I be heading to emergeoncy room. There hasn't been any noticeable reactions but h

Any: Any time you have a question about your child getting too much medicine, it's always best to call poison control - they can provide immediate information about the medicine. The number (nationwide) is 1-800-222-1222. Generally we dose medicines for children by their weight - so if your child is about 20 lbs, 1 tsp is a good dose. Likely, your child will be okay, but I still would recommend that you follow the 6 - 8 hour dosing schedule for the future!

a lot of doctors recommend alternating Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen - I am not a fan of this. As a mother, when my children are sick with a fever, I can never remember at 3 am what I gave last! I tend to stick with one (ibuprofen) and only use the other (acetaminophen) if my child is having fevers before it's time for the next dose.

I hope this helps! Good luck. ...Read more

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Advil (Tip)

Monthly storm arrives when crashing waves of pain peak. Ibuprofen helps! ...See more

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How much Advil (ibuprofen) can I take in 24 hours?

How much Advil (ibuprofen) can I take in 24 hours?

1800mg: You probably should not exceed 1800mg a day. This all depends on your age, weight, renal function, and any comorbid medical conditions you might have. There is no one right number. ...Read more

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4 year. Old daughter had tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just said giver her Advil (ibuprofen)?

4 year. Old daughter had tonsils removed wakes up screaming at night and dr did not prescribe medication just said giver her Advil (ibuprofen)?

Night terrors: The common night waking with screaming & fighting movements is less often pain than it is sleep deficit. This often occurs after the first 2-3 hours of sleep with the kid inconsolable & not aware that you are trying to comfort them. It would tend to stop in a few minutes & they would resume sleep. The following day they often don't remember being up. Over time good sleep should end the deficit/epi ...Read more

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The churning of uterine muscle is tamed by 3 small red beans (ibuprofen 200mg). ...See more

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My daughter has an ear infection she is in a lot of pain how can I reduce the painwe are using Advil (ibuprofen) we have descriptions antibiotics and have ear dro?

My daughter has an ear infection she is in a lot of pain how can I reduce the painwe are using Advil (ibuprofen) we have descriptions antibiotics and have ear dro?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine: Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)), ibuprofen, or ear drops, e.g., auralgan, does not provide enough pain relief. For severe ear pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine (0.5-1.0 mg/kg/dose) seems to do a better job. ...Read more

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Using Ibuprofen and low dose hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) sometimes ssri under md supervison can greatly help period pain. ...See more

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Is diclofenac sodium 50mg (voltrol) more effective than buprofen (advil) 400mg?

Is diclofenac sodium 50mg (voltrol) more effective than buprofen (advil) 400mg?

Effective: Ibuprofen is equally effective as compared to votrol but you have to take a higher dose more frequently for same effect. ...Read more

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I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

Head injury: It sounds like you've injured your head, and the swelling cannot be expected to go away immediately. I see you're also having dizziness. You need to be seen by a doctor since the swelling is extending and you're dizzy. You can go to an er to be examined. Concussion is possible. The homeopathic remedy arnica 30c may help with the bruising and swelling. A dose every 3-4 hours for first 2 days. ...Read more

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Everytime I had a headache, I took some medicine (advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.

Light sensitive: People with headaches/migraines are often sensitive to the light. If it is happening frequently, something to prevent it from happening. Still, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does it take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) to kick in?

Please explain how long does it take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) to kick in?

About: 45 minutes to an hour. It depends on how full the stomach already. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take all the time for pain?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) safe to take all the time for pain?

Not agood idea: Probably not a good idea since it may cause gastrointestinal upset, GI bleeding, cardiac problems and especially kidney toxicity. You should seek medical advice as to why you are in need of a medicine for pain relief. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to dissolve Advil (ibuprofen) before ingesting? My grandmother dissolves her Advil (ibuprofen) in her warm tea before she takes it. Is this ok? She does this with most of her medication.

Is it dangerous to dissolve Advil (ibuprofen) before ingesting? My grandmother dissolves her Advil (ibuprofen) in her warm tea before she takes it. Is this ok? She does this with most of her medication.

Could be a problem: Dissolving drugs before ingesting can accelerate the drugs absorption, so you get the effect quicker. Some drugs are purposely coated to delay absorption so as not to irritate the esophagus or stomach. If you don't know whether or not a drug can harm the esophagus or stomach, I would not recommend grandma's technique. If she continues her method, advise her to drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 18, 000 mg of ibuprofen deadly?

Need help. Is 18, 000 mg of ibuprofen deadly?

Suicidal?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Yes: There are reports of childrens Motrin being assocociated with steven johnson syndrome. See http://www. Skinassn. Org/ for more information. ...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