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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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What happens in an Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Overdose symptoms: Overdose symptoms of Ibuprofen include: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, and nystagmus. In severe cases, patients will experience gastrointestinal bleeding, seizures, hypotension, bradycardia or tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, acute renal failure, coma, respiratory depression, and cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What can result from Advil & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?

What can result from Advil & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?

OD vs. more dosage: Od means taking the whole bottle.. That is dangerous and life threatenning. But as extra dosage every now and then of this would not be of any dangerous concern. ...Read more

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Can I overdose if I take 5 acetaminophen (500)mg and 5 advil) 200)mg three times a day for a week?

Can I overdose if I take 5 acetaminophen (500)mg and 5 advil) 200)mg three times a day for a week?

Overdose: Actually 5-500 mg tablets of acetaminophen 3 times a day is 7500 mg total per day and 5-200 mg advil tablets three times a day are 3000 mg of ibuprofen per day. The maximum safe dose per day of acetaminophen is 3000 mg per day. and advil is 1200 to 1800 per day. Some doctors will give lower doses of acetaminophen with ibuprofen but this is much too much and serious side effects can occur. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

What are the tests for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

No Specific Tests: Although it would be possible to measure the level of drug in your blood, the main concerns would be the effect on the kidneys, liver, and platelets. You must be monitored for GI bleeding and signs of an impending vascular event such a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels?

Can you overdose on Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels?

Yes you can: You can overdose on advil (ibuprofen) with the possibility of damaging your kidneys and ending up with severe GI bleed. Call the poison control center if you or someone you know just invested large amount of advil (ibuprofen). The number 18002221222. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to tell if you overdose on advil (ibuprofen)?

Is it possible for doctors to tell if you overdose on advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes by history/sympt: Yes doctors can tell if you overdosed on advil (ibuprofen) by history as to how many pills you took, and by symptoms of overdose and blood level. ...Read more

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