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

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

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 have a groin muscle strain. I weigh 210 lbs. Can i take 4 Advil (ibuprofen) tablets, how may time per day, and for how long?

I have a groin muscle strain. I weigh 210 lbs. Can i take 4 Advil (ibuprofen) tablets, how may time per day, and for how long?

Probably: Avoid Ibuprofen if you have high blood pressure, kidney problems, ulcers, or on blood thinners (check package insert for other precautions). Use the least effective amount (like 3 tabs). Four (4x200=800 mg) is the most you should take at one time, and for a short period of time you could do that four times a day. If you have other medical problems, talk to your primary. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) four days prior to surgery?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) four days prior to surgery?

Check with your Doc: Usually physicians will hold these medications for about 5 days. This may be different for your surgeon and they type of surgery. I would give them a call. ...Read more

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I took regular Advil (ibuprofen) four hours ago. can i take an Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus now?

I took regular Advil (ibuprofen) four hours ago. can i take an Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus now?

It depends: Depending on what your original dose was, it would be advisable to wait 2 more hours before taking the medication. Dosing of ibuprofen (which is in Advil) is maximum 800mg ever 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. can i take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. can i take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

Of course: You are not exceed the recommended dosage. The Advil (ibuprofen) recommended dose is 200 mg to 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours as required. ...Read more

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I have had a headach four 7 days on my left side of my head right behind my eye . It starts right when i wack up and it gets hurting more every hour in tell i take 4 Advil and lay down and put ice on it for hours and then that does not work all the time .

I have had a headach four 7 days on my left side of my head right behind my eye . It starts right when i wack up and it gets hurting more every hour in tell i take 4 Advil and lay down and put ice on it for hours and then that does not work all the time .

First : First of all vodka and advil (ibuprofen) is a dangerous combination.This could adversely affect your liver and could cause liver damage and possibly failure which could be lethal. The maximum amount of advil (ibuprofen) is 3200mg/day and no more than 800mg every 6 hours. An over the counter advil (ibuprofen) tab is 200mg. As far as your headache goes, if it has been present for 7 days then this definitely warrants a medical evaluation. It sounds like a cluster headache. Your doctor will be able to tell you what their diagnosis is after a complete evaluation and give you appropriate treatment. Best of luck. ...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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Can I take advil while taking cepfodoxime? Thank you!

Drug interactions: I found on drug-drug interactions btwn Advil (brand of ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory pain medication) and Cefpodoxime (a cephalosporin-class antibiotic) at https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=552-0,1310-782. But be sure to read about potential side effects of each, especially gastritis from former, and vaginal yeast infection & diarrhea from latter. ...Read more

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