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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Normally take 1200 mg of advil every 4 hrs for inflammation. Just prescribed diclofenac 100 and it is not working. Can I top it up with advil?

No: Top dose of ibuprofen can be 3200 mg a day. Your information says you're 125 years old. I suspect you're 25 and a younger age group it's less of a risk. You can discuss with your physician

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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.

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If I took one Advil 200mg capsule can I also take DayQuil?

Yes: You can, and watch for different dayquil (s), at any rate none interacts with advil

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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.

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Is it ok to take expired advil (ibuprofen)? (03/12)

Expired med: If expiration is 3/12 (end of march 2012) is just a few days experied. Won't be a problem.

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