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I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later. For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without.?

I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later.  For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without.?

Advil (ibuprofen) pm Addiction: I commend you for your honesty about Addiction on Advil (ibuprofen) pm.
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Speak out loud that you do not want pain and abdominal spasm, acid stomach, shortness of breath, unusual bleeding or bruising, tiredness or weakness.
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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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How to get ibuprofen out-of-body?

How to get ibuprofen out-of-body?

Motrin: Ibuprofen or Motrin will get out of the body in 1 or 2 days, unless you have overdosed on ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Can I get nuprin (ibuprofen) in us?

Can I get nuprin (ibuprofen) in us?

Discontinued: It was discontinued by the manufacturer. You might be able to find it in some stores or online. ...Read more

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What dieseases can you get from taking advil (ibuprofen)?

What dieseases can you get from taking advil (ibuprofen)?

Advil (ibuprofen): Excessive prolonged use of Advil (ibuprofen) and all NSAIDs can cause stomach irritation, bleeding, ulcers, kidney and liver problems and has also been linked to cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get Advil (ibuprofen) out of your body?

How long does it take to get Advil (ibuprofen) out of your body?

1 day on average: Assuming normal kidney and liver function, no significant drug interaction, and used in normal dosages, it takes about a day for the medication to clear the body. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from taking Advil (ibuprofen) long-term?

What diseases can you get from taking Advil (ibuprofen) long-term?

Long-term advil (ibuprofen): Excessive prolonged use of Advil (ibuprofen) and all other NSAIDs can cause stomach irritation, bleeding, ulcers, kidney and liver problems and has also been linked to cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from taking Advil (ibuprofen) long-term?

Long-term advil (ibuprofen) use: Excessive prolonged use of Advil (ibuprofen) and all other NSAIDs can cause stomach irritation, bleeding, ulcers, kidney and liver problems and has also been linked to cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take for 1200mg of ibuprofen to get out of your system?

How long does it take for 1200mg of ibuprofen to get out of your system?

See below: The half-life for Ibuprofen is about 2 hours, thus after 2 hours — 1/2 is left — (600 mg). After 1 day — 12 half-lives — there is only 1/4096th left — practically none. ...Read more

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I just took 9, 800 mg of ibuprofen. What might happen if I don't get medical attention?

Ibuprofen overdose: That amount of Ibuprofen can cause all kinds of bleeding problems like a stress ulcer, bleeding in your intestine or your urinary tract as well as your nervous system, so you've abused your body once, don't do it again by not seeking treatment. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after I take ibuprofen i always get hot, it happens everytime I take it?

Drug effect.: All drugs affect people differently. Major side effects are well-known. Rarer side effects that may only affect a few people are usually not reported. Clearly, ibuprofen has an unusual effect on you. Don't take it! The problem may also occur if you take naprosyn (naproxen) or aspirin, which are in the same class. But it is just as likely that those will not give you a bit of trouble. Try one of them to see. ...Read more

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I just took two advils (ibuprofen) and noticed the expiration date is 2010. Am i going to get sick?

I just took two advils (ibuprofen) and noticed the expiration date is 2010. Am i going to get sick?

Expiration Dates: Nope. Not at all. If there was any problem it would be that the advil (ibuprofen) may be less effective. But, in most cases these random arbitrary expiration dates are not a concern when the medication is in a medicine cabinet and not wet or in direct sunlight. ...Read more

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What would happen if a child was accidentally given 2 mls more of Advil (ibuprofen) children's syrup, than they were supposed to get?

What would happen if a child was accidentally given 2 mls more of Advil (ibuprofen) children's syrup, than they were supposed to get?

Nothing serious: Ingestion of an additional 2 ml of ibuprofen(motrin) is not expected to exert any serious consequence unless repeated. ...Read more

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Can taking ibuprofen cause you to get stretch marks?

Can taking ibuprofen cause you to get stretch marks?

No: Stretch marks are caused by rapid changes in weight, for example, pregnancy and even growth spurts during puberty. Some people are more prone to developing them than others; genetics plays a large role but Ibuprofen is not associated with their development. ...Read more

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A 9-year old can get 200mg of Advil (ibuprofen) how often?

Based on weight...: The dosing for Ibuprofen is 10 mg/kg every 6-8 hours. Thus, the child should weigh at least 20 kg, or 44 pounds to get 200 mg. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) for an addict?

What are the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) for an addict?

Depends: Depends on the type of addiction. If addicted to alcohol or pain killer then the side effects could be far greater, including GI bleeding and damage to the liver and kidneys. ...Read more

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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?

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 ...Read more

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Which medication helps best with migraines? Ibufrofen, parecetamol, nurofen or advil (ibuprofen)? I get them all the time!

Which medication helps best with migraines? Ibufrofen, parecetamol, nurofen or advil (ibuprofen)? I get them all the time!

Frequent migraines: People w frequent headaches should be examined by a physician. If known to have migraines, it's worthwhile knowing: Frequent use of migraine meds(eg sumatriptan) or acetaminophen (paracetamol) can cause "medicine overuse headaches." In other words, regular use of the headache med is now actually causing the headache. NSAIDS like naproxen (Aleve) can treat med overuse headache, as well as migraines. ...Read more

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I took 2 ibuprofen pills yesterday at 2 am night.and today I did a pregnency test twice and I get a positive result, one at 2 pm and one at 4 pm?

I took 2 ibuprofen pills yesterday at 2 am night.and today I did a pregnency test twice and I get a positive result, one at 2 pm and one at 4 pm?

Congratulations: I am happy you let us know you are pregnant. Usually patients bring us questions here. It sounds like it is time for a visit to the OBs. ...Read more

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I've been taking ibuprofen & paracetamol to get of my cold to go?

Time: It sounds like you're taking Ibuprofen & paracetamol to get rid of your cold. Unfortunately, only time will help you get rid of your cold. And if cough is involved, average duration is 18 days so you'll need to be patient. As far as your drugs of choice, Ibuprofen is an NSAID & can be harsh on your stomach & kidneys. It is safe to take w/paracetamol which is harsh on liver. ...Read more

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What can I do besides taking Advil (ibuprofen) to get rid of pain?

What can I do besides taking Advil (ibuprofen) to get rid of pain?

Not specific: It depends on the cause, duration, and severity of the pain. Please be more specific in your next question. ...Read more

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Horrible all-over body aches. Ibuprofen hasn't worked. I get such body aches often. Diagnosis?

See your doctor: You may have one of the severe systemic arthritis syndromes (any family history?), or you could have one of several other potential causes, like low thyroid.
You need a complete evaluation, and may then need referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have horrible headaches on the left occipital side. I need top take about 3 to 5 pills of ibuprofen per day. No one can say why I get it.....?

I have horrible headaches on the left occipital side. I need top take about 3 to 5 pills of ibuprofen per day. No one can say why I get it.....?

Maybe hormones?: Some headaches as you describe are related to hormones. Some are stress-related. Depending on how long this has been going on, you should consider seeing a neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just got a temp crown until I get my official crown. I'm still numbed, so what is recovery like? Will there be any pain? Should I take ibuprofen?

I just got a temp crown until I get my official crown. I'm still numbed, so what is recovery like? Will there be any pain? Should I take ibuprofen?

Recovery: Should be relatively uneventful. If you have any soreness, Ibuprofen as per package directions is advisable. Should have no frank pain or swelling. If tooth or surrounding tissues are more than a little sore, check in with your Dentist. ...Read more

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How many mgs of ibuprofen csn I take in a 24 periid horribile toithache can't get to see dentist for one week I've taken 1800 mgs already since 6am toda?

How many mgs of ibuprofen csn I take in a 24 periid horribile toithache can't get to see dentist for one week I've taken 1800 mgs already since 6am toda?

Dose: 3200 mg total divided into 4 800mg doses administered every 6 hours. But it won't matter. The intensity if the infection will overpower the pain killer. You have to get this very serious infection under control NOW. You need to see a Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or Endodontist immediately. Please make the time to do so. ...Read more

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Want to makeDr appt advil (ibuprofen) pm addict but it seems very pointless Intake 8 pills then 2 1 hour later for 2 yrs.now. Just don't wanna seem weird in room?

Want to makeDr appt advil (ibuprofen) pm addict but it seems very pointless Intake 8 pills then 2 1 hour later for 2 yrs.now. Just don't wanna seem weird in room?

Advil (ibuprofen) pm Dependence: Commend yourself for wanting to make appointment with the doctor.
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Can I mix oxycodone and ibuprofen to get off oxycodone?

Thanks for asking!: Ibuprofen could be taken with oxycodone in order to decrease the dose of oxycodone taken for pain control. ...Read more

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