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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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I took a dose of advil cold and sinus then two hours later took a dose of advil pm. Is that ok?

I took a dose of advil cold and sinus then two hours later took a dose of advil pm. Is that ok?

Depends how much ?: Of you took Advil sinus is Advil with decongescent and Advil PM is Advil with Benadryl. Usually there is 200 - 400 mg in a pill of Advil . maximum dose of Advil is 800 mg every 8 h ( 3 x 24 hours) . Always take with food . Some decongescent can upset sleep and offsetting with Advil PM not greatest idea but ok short time. Drink plenty of fluids, steam inhalation, nasal saline rinse to help conges ...Read more

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Can i take Advil pm with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Can i take Advil pm with biaxin (clarithromycin)?

Yes: Per interactions checking, no significant dangerous interactions are reported. However, Ibuprofen and biaxin (clarithromycin) can both cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Does Advil (ibuprofen) pm work?

Does Advil (ibuprofen) pm work?

In what way?: It can relieve pain of certain types and if it relieves pain a can allow a person to relax and go to sleep. It can also allow person to function more normally.However one must always consider the type of medicine it is, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatoryand it can have significant side effects including kidney problems intestinal bleeding problems water retention among the most prominent. ...Read more

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Can i take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's ?

Can i take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's ?

Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem. Why are you having the pain, get that resolved so that you don't have to take that much medicaiton. ...Read more

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Is 800 mg Advil (ibuprofen) pm safe to take?

Is 800 mg Advil (ibuprofen) pm safe to take?

Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) 800 mg is a high dose especially taken everyday can cause ulcer, damage kidneys, bleeding etc. ...Read more

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How long until Advil (ibuprofen) pm kick in?

30-45 min: Over the counter sleep medications typically take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. They must be digested and absorbed through the stomach and into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) PM every night?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen)  PM every night?

Not Tylenol (acetaminophen): The PM part yes. But, taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) daily is extremely hard in the liver. Use the generic for Benadryl. That is what causes sedation. ...Read more

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How long should i wait after taking an Advil PM,to take ibuprofen?

Advil=Ibuprofen.: Being they're essentially one in the same, you'd want to separate them by at least six hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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