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My 4yr old is running a fever..Can i alternate Advil and ibuprofen every two hours?

My 4yr old is running a fever..Can i alternate Advil and ibuprofen every two hours?

No: Advil and ibuprophen are the same drug. You can alternate ibuprophen and tylenol, (acetaminophen) but iburophen should be givenat 6-8 hrs interval, tylenol-4-6 hrs. ...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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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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Is it ok to take 3 advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: That is an acceptable dose to take at one time. Try to make sure you take it with food to minimize GI irritation. ...Read more

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Does Advil have ibuprofen in it or not?

Does Advil have ibuprofen in it or not?

2 names/same med: Advil (ibuprofen) is a brand name for an Ibuprofen product as is motrin. They are all the same & generally come in the same dose sizes. ...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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Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) with lithium?

Can i take Advil (ibuprofen) with lithium?

Carefully: Advil (ibuprofen) may increase lithium blood levels by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. This could lead to lithium toxicity. One study that tested high-dose (1800 mg/day) Ibuprofen said "lithium dosage may need to be reduced in some patients following initiation of Ibuprofen therapy." the effect may be less at low doses or if advil is used rarely. Consult with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil and ibuprofen together?

Can you take Advil and ibuprofen together?

No it is same medici: Advil (ibuprofen) is a brand name of Ibuprofen so why will you want to take them together. ...Read more

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Can i take 4 Advil (ibuprofen) at one time?

Depends.: If the advil (ibuprofen) are 200 mg Ibuprofen and you are an otherwise healthy person with no contraindications. No pregnancy, no GI bleeding, no renal insufficiency. That is a prescription dose and we only recommend high doses like that with professional counsel. It's better to stick with the dose on the bottle unless your personal physician has instructed you otherwise. High dose nsaids have risk. ...Read more

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How many advil (ibuprofen) a day is safe???

How many advil (ibuprofen)  a day is safe???

See details: It depends on what other meds one takes and one's underlying medical conditions. Any dose can cause major GI issues. Technically, one can take up to 12 tablets daily ...Read more

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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 many Advil (ibuprofen) is safe in one day?

Depends: Depending on your weight of course, the max is 800 mg every 6-8 hours as long as you have normal kidney function. ...Read more

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Could i purchase Advil (ibuprofen) without id?

Advil (ibuprofen) purchase: Advil (ibuprofen) (plain, not sinus) can be purchased without identification. ...Read more

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How much Advil (ibuprofen) is too much to take?

How much Advil (ibuprofen) is too much to take?

See below: No more than 2, 400 mg/24 hours for an idealized 70 kg person. ...Read more

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How many Advil (ibuprofen) would it take to OD?

How many Advil (ibuprofen) would it take to OD?

Variable: based on your bod chemistry, the biggest problem is renal failure from over use unlike opiates that cause you to stop breathing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Advil (ibuprofen) with kexpro?

See below: What is "kexpro"? I'm not aware of a drug with this name. ...Read more

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