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Dangers Of Taking Too Much Ibuprofen
I've been taking 200mg of ibuprofen once a day for a week now for pain. Is there any danger to my health?
Safe, but why pain?: 200mg of Ibuprofen once a day is very safe -- prescription doses often go up to 800mg 3x/day. Do you know what is causing the pain that you are trying to treat? If you are looking for other options that might help your pain, it would help to know what the cause is. Or, if you don't know the cause, get checked out -- often worrying about what the problem might be can make the pain feel worse. ...Read more
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
I accidentally took 1400mg of ibuprofen. Took the last 200mg pill from one bottle and two pills from identical bottle - turns out 650, not 200.Danger?
Yes: That is a lot of Ibuprofen and can cause stomach upset, GI bleeding risk, possible kidney damage, etc. It is not a severe overdose, BUT to be safe call the US poison Control Number and seek advice. For a poison emergency in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ibuprofen cause metallic taste in mouth. Is it dangerous. I just started taking colchicine today but stopped ibuprofen.
Could someone kill them self with 1500mg vistaril, 200mg buspirone, 600mg cymbalta, and 1200mg ibuprofen? A friend is stashing pills is she in danger?
Call 911: We do not answer these types of questions. We do not ever want to assist anyone to harm themselves. Since you know someone is at risk of harming themselves you are ethically bound to alert someone. The easiest way to do that is to call 911 and report that a friend is in imminent danger of harming herself and has numerous medications to do so. ...Read more
Is it True that you can't take Ibuprofen while on Zoloft? I only take it when I have a cold. Can I take it? I don't have acetaminophen.
Possible interaction: Although there is a possible interaction that doesn't necessarily mean they can't be used together. 'Using sertraline together with ibuprofen may increase the risk of bleeding. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly or have kidney or liver disease.' (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1310-0,2057-1348) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been drinking green, ginger, and turmeric tea daily for a month. My doc just told me to take 2400mg Ibuprofen/day for pulled ab muscles. Danger?
Taking 600mg ibuprofen 3x day and colchicine for pericarditis & beta blocker for tachicardia. How dangerous are nsaids as far as liver/kidney damage?
See below: All medications are potentially dangerous.You only take them considering risks and benefits. Nsaid's are known to cause kidney and liver problems and their effect should be monitored. If your medical problem requires the therapy with no other good options , you take the medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother have RA she is taking methotrexate and ibuprofen as analgesic are they safe together ? There is any dangerous drug-drug interaction ?!
Safe: I have seen virtually no issue in my patients who have combined these 2 meds. ...Read more
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