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Advil For Toothache Pain
Be careful: Advil is an absolutely wonderful pain reliever. You should not, however exceed the recommended dose of 2400 mg/day or if can do more harm than good, especially to your stomach/liver/kidney. Consider supplementing with tylenol (acetaminophen) (500 mg 4x per day), as long as you don't have any medical conditions that would prevent you from taking tylenol (acetaminophen). Better yet, see your doctor and find out why you need it. ...Read more
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
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
What to do if i was takin Advil (ibuprofen) since 2weeks bcuz of toothache.I'v gained weight :|, is it bcuz of advil (ibuprofen)?
See dentist: There is a disease related reason for a toothache. See a dentist. Some patients respond better to different medications. ...Read more
I am experiencing toothache and was wondering if advil or meloxicam is a better choice to help the pain? Plan to see a dentist but Would like relief
I started getting a toothache last night. I contacted my dentist and he said I can take up to 4 Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours I have been taking 1 every 3 h?
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Advil is ibuprofen: Prescription strength ibuprofen is 800mg. Without knowing the reason for the pain, I think you should stick with the prescribed amount, and not add any additional medications. If the dosage does not seem to be helping, you should contact the doctor that prescribed the medication to further discuss the problem and alternative medications. It is never a good idea to mix pain medications. ...Read more
Would taking BC powder 845mg often prevent your cycle? I switched from Advil to relieve headaches & tooth pain and this month i never had my cycle.
BC Powder: BC Powder is aspirin & caffein, and should not alter your cycle. An infection can, however, and toothache often means a tooth abscess, a serious infection. Pain killers can"t cure an abscess. 2 suggestions. 1) Call Dentist IMMEDIATLY before infection spreads even further, and 2) Call your OBGyn and report your missed period. ...Read more
I'm having moderate tooth pain. I have a dental appt scheduled but i would like to know if i can take 3 Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels at each 4 hour interval. ?
but don't do this for more than 2-3 days!
Get your appt moved up if longer than this. ...Read more
I think i might be pregnant, im in middle of a root canal and have extreme tooth pain, is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) for the pain?
I've been taking 3 Advil/ 6 hours for 10 days due to tooth pain. My dentist recommended Aleve (naproxen)..how long do I wait after taking last dose of advil?
Need To Know More: It is not normal for someone to have to take that much Ibuprofen, for that long, without a definitive etiology for the pain. Meaning, before just changing the medication, do you know WHY you are taking it in the first place? Nothing I can think of should hurt for 10-days that cannot be dealt with Ibuprofen, readily. And most usually, for MUCH shorter periods of time. ...Read more
I'm having throbbing tooth pain and a 4 advil (ibuprofen) dose is not working. I have an appointment with my dentist tomorrow, but I'd like to get some sleep ton?
Emergency: Call your dentist for a stronger pain med. ...Read more
I have had bad jaw and tooth pain ever since I got 5 cavities filled in 2012. My dentist has said it sounds like an inflammation. Advil (ibuprofen) helps.
See your DDS: Tooth pain is usually an indication that something is wrong. If you have had the pain for 3 years and have not exhibited any signs of an infection (swelling, fever etc) it may be as simple as an adjustment of your bite. Go back and see your dentist to discuss it further. You don't need to walk around in pain. ...Read more
Ive been taking about 2 advils (ibuprofen) everyday for 2 weeks now due to a toothache. Is that okay?
I took 5 advils at 5 am 2 tylenols (acetaminophen) at 5pm it's 11 and i want to take 2 tylenols (acetaminophen) and 2 motrins pm for my toothache pain because is extreme is it bad ?
No: The current daily Maximum is 2400 mg Ibuprofen which can be taken in 4 600 mg doses or 3 800 mg. These dosings are considered prescription strength and should only be done under doctor direction. 1200 mg all at once would be considered overdosing. If the pain is breaking through normal Ibuprofen dosing this is a sign to see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
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
See your dentist: Prolonged use of Ibuprofen will damage you liver. A major toothache that persists for so long will not be solved with pain medication. Even if you make it through the acute pain phase, it usually leads to a sub acute phase that leads to further complications down the road. See your dentist to have the tooth treated. ...Read more
I took over 6000 milligrams of ibuprofen over the past two days due to a toothache. What effect will this have on my body?
Time to Visit DDS: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity or advanced gum disease or wisdom teeth. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment. The pain medication (ibuprofen) may help relieving the pain for you but not resolving the problem. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. ...Read more
I was prescribed narcos for a severe toothache I'm not due to have my next dose until 8:00 its now 7:14 can I take ibuprofen in the meantime?
Yes: Unless you have a problem with taking ibuprofen, you should be okay to take the dose. Hopefully the cause of the severe toothache will be controlled and you will get off the narcotics. Make sure that you follow the dentist's instructions with medication or therapy to resolve your problem. ...Read more
YES: Most ob/gyns recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain during pregnancy. If you have a toothache and your pregnancy is beyond the first 14 weeks (which is the period of organ formation of your baby) you can see your dentist and they should treat the cause of your toothache. If they don't, then see another doctor who will. You will want to discuss this with ob/gyn also. ...Read more
If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache could dihydrocodeine be effective?
Better solution: Toothache is your bodies way of telling you that you have an untreated infection. You can mask symptoms with analgesics, or reduce severity w antibiotics, but neither will "cure" the infection. You may need filling, root canal treatment and crown, or extraction and replacement. You can cll dentist now for emergency visit or you can wait until the pain gets overbearing and the infection spreads. ...Read more
If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache, would dihydrocodeine be a good alternative?
Depends: Without a complete medical history and a diagnosis of what is causing the dental pain, you are self prescribing. Not a wise thing to do without knowledge of drug interactions and a diagnosis as to the cause of the pain. ...Read more
What should I do if I have been drinking, am a little tipsy, have a toothache and want to take ibuprofen. Is that safe?
Yes, you can: If you’re taking ibuprofen, after the alcohol consumption, take the lowest dose necessary to alleviate your symptoms. Alcohol can interfere with ibuprofen, making it less effective. Of course, stop drinking altogether while taking medication. See your dentist ASAP for dental treatment. ...Read more
I'm having surgery in two days and I was told to stop taking ibuprofen two weeks prior to the surgery. This weekend I've had a terrible toothache and the only way it finally subsided some was with ibuprofen. Will this mess up my surgery?
Please see a dentist: Toothaches are usually due to an underlying condition that requires dental care. If OTC pain meds are not working, it means your problem is escalating. A possible infection is present, and if so you will soon be swollen and in additional pain. Why suffer? Call for an appointment now and feel better soon. ...Read more
I'm having a very bad toothache I took two extra strength excedrin around 30 minutes ago can I take 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?
Not smart: Adding overly large amount of one pain killer (anything more than 400mg Ibuprofen is not more effective than 400mg) to a large (extra strength aspirin) can do more harm than good. Pain caused by infected tooth (abscess). Pain killer will not cure infection. Antibiotics will only control, not cure, infection. See Dentist ASAP for appropriate Rx. That's the only way to fix your problem. ...Read more