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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Taking Too Much Ibuprofen

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Ibuprofen how much can take before it gets dangerous?

Ibuprofen how much can take before it gets dangerous?

800mg per dose: The maximum dose for a healthy adult is 800mg every six hours (3200mg per day). Make sure and take this medication with food to avoid stomach upset. ...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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How much ibuprofen should a person take in a day before it becomes dangerous?

How much ibuprofen should a person take in a day before it becomes dangerous?

Varies by age/weight: For a normal adult without renal problems, 600mg every 6 hours is standard; however smaller size and kidney problems may require caution. Children are age and weight dependent to a more cautious degree. When unsure consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I've been taking 200mg of ibuprofen once a day for a week now for pain. Is there any danger to my health?

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

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Is 1200 ibuprofen daily dangerous?

Is 1200 ibuprofen daily dangerous?

Maximum dose...: Is 3200mg per day in divided doses. You are well under that maximum, so it should be ok for a short period of time. Just don't take that many for too long. If the discomfort is too much, there are better medications or treatment modalities. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Ibuprofen pm mixed with alcohol dangerous?

Ibuprofen pm mixed with alcohol dangerous?

Motrin : It could be potentially damaging for the liver, so please be careful, taking 1 or 2 Motrin should be fine but it can also cause GI upset. ...Read more

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Is mixing cocaine and Advil (ibuprofen) dangerous?

Is mixing cocaine and Advil (ibuprofen) dangerous?

Yes: Mixing cocaine with anything or for that matter using cocaine at all can be dangerous. If you have difficulty stopping using, help is available. Contact your local Narcotics, Cocaine or Alcoholics anonymous chapter or the substance abuse hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take Advil (ibuprofen) regularly?

Yes: Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can lead to serious kidney disease, intestinal bleeding, possible onset of infections from the body's inability to fight these infections and a host of other possible problems. Medication should be taking judiciously and only when necessary and prescribed appropriately. Just because it is over-the-counter doesn't mean it is safe to overuse it. ...Read more

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