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Can i take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's ?

Can i take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's ?

Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem. Why are you having the pain, get that resolved so that you don't have to take that much medicaiton. ...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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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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I took three Advil, (ibuprofen) is it okay if I take DayQuil?

I took three Advil, (ibuprofen) is it okay if I take DayQuil?

Dayquil plus Advil (ibuprofen): Yes, you can. Although not ideal, you can take DayQuil after taking Advil since it does not contain any similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. It does contain acetomenophen which is the same product in Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Digestive issues.. Please help? My names lyndsay and i'm 21 years old. Recently, I have had sharp headaches at night time. I usually take some Advil and the headache is gone in the morning. This has been going on for three nights now. Yesterday, i had som

Digestive issues.. Please help? My names lyndsay and i'm 21 years old. Recently, I have had sharp headaches at night time. I usually take some Advil and the headache is gone in the morning. This has been going on for three nights now. Yesterday, i had som

The : The GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms you described may be related to an infectious process. However, it is more likely that you are dealing with a viral gastroenteritis as opposed to an intestinal infection. The symptoms usually resolve in about a week or so. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids. If you are not better yet and/or have fever, blood or mucous in your stool, seek medical care right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Can i take 3 advil (ibuprofen) pm for my severe back pain if i took vicodin three hours ago?

Can i take 3 advil (ibuprofen) pm for my severe back pain if i took vicodin three hours ago?

Back Pain, Vicodin: Of course, you need relief from back pain. Reflect upon about history of back pain given to your Physician, X-ray or MRI findings, possible causes of your back pain, stresses in your life contributing to pain, diagnosis, treatment discussed -Pain Management ,Medication, P.T. and Therapy. See an Orthopedic Physician and a Psychiatrist. Use Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery and Meditation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 3 advil (ibuprofen)?

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. ...Read more

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Can I take advil while taking cepfodoxime? Thank you!

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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