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I took 4 advil pills by accident... is that considered overdosing? And will I die from it?

I took 4 advil pills by accident... is that considered overdosing? And will I die from it?

NoYouWillNotDie: One Advil pill contains 200mgm of Ibuprofen.4 pills make it 800mgm. That is the Maximum one time dose adviced for pain sometime. Some may get some stomach upset&irritation&symptoms of hyperacidity like heart burn or some epigastric pain.Dont take any more advil for 24 hours. If any symptoms of stomach upset you can take maalox or mylanta or Ranitidine or omoprazole available over the counter

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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Can someone die by overdosing on Advil (ibuprofen) or motrin?

Can someone die by overdosing on Advil (ibuprofen) or motrin?

Yes, long term: The long term effects on the kidneys is harmful.

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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.

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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.

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Can you die from taking 5 aleave 3 asprin and 1 advil (ibuprofen)?

Over what time: If taken all at once, you can get a severe bleed in the stomach and yes, you can die., but if spread out over a longer while. It could probably be tolerated.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I just took 20 gel Advil (ibuprofen) about 5 minutes ago. Am I going to die?

I just took 20 gel Advil (ibuprofen) about 5 minutes ago. Am I going to die?

Of course; we all do: The question is when! You should go to the ER now and they will pump your stomach to reduce the amount that you can absorb into your blood stream. Then you will be seen by a psychiatrist to discuss with you why you want to end your life at this time. I hope all turns out well for you and those who do love you for I am sure there are those who do.

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I took Advil (ibuprofen) pm every other night is that bad will I die I puked the other day?

I took Advil (ibuprofen) pm every other night is that bad will I die I puked the other day?

Try not to worry: You don't say why you needed to take advil (ibuprofen) so often, but you might want to have that checked by a doctor. If you followed directions about dosage limits, it should not be a problem. Of course you will die - we all will - but not likely from this medication. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist for clear (perhaps printed) advise on otc drug use. Relax and take care.

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My friend drank almost a full bottle of vodka and she took 15 Advil (ibuprofen) after. Will she die if she doesn't get attention tonight?

My friend drank almost a full bottle of vodka and she took 15 Advil (ibuprofen) after. Will she die if she doesn't get attention tonight?

Go To ER: It is not possible to predict the future, but the answer is she could have severe damage and this could be fatal, and you should go to an emergency room and them evaluate her.

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Advil (ibuprofen) overdose: what are the possible symptoms?

Advil (ibuprofen) overdose: what are the possible symptoms?

Fatal: 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.

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What is the definition or description of: Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Advil overdose: Advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication. An overdose occurs when an excessive or dangerous amount of medication is used.

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My friend overdosed on advil, (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose Sx's: May include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate.

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What are long-term effects of multiple overdoses on medicines such as ibuprofen or advil?

What are long-term effects of multiple overdoses on medicines such as ibuprofen or advil?

NSAIDs: The drugs in this class (nsaids) when taken in repeated overdoses can cause severe GI bleeding, kidney failure which may become permanent, , and may result in cardiovascular disease later in life.

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My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose sx's: May include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate.Can be fatal

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