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Effects Of Taking Too Much Ibuprofen
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
What would the effects of taking 2800mg ibuprofen with 3000mg of paracetamol be at a weight of 54kg?
Liver/kidney damage: This is a serious issue if you took them as a single dose. If this is taken as divided doses in one day then it is a different issue. The highest maximum allowable dose in 24 hrs. is 3000 mg. of Paracetamol and 2400mg. of Ibuprofen. DO NOT EXCEED THIS DOSE. Also prolonged use of Ibuprofen can lead to gastric ulcer and stomach bleeding. Prolonged use of Paracetamol can lead to kidney / liver damage ...Read more
My GFR is about 12ml/min but i can drink as much as i want, the side effects of nsaids (about 400mg ibuprofen/day) are not advised no matter what ?
What?: Please rephrase your question, as it is not clear what it is you are exactly asking. If your GFR is really 12 ml/min, see your nephrologist to discuss you problem. If you do not have one, ask your physician to refer you to one. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been taking a 400mg dose of ibuprofen once a month for menstrual pain for the past 10 years. Will there be any side effects in the long term?
I'm taking vicodin for a bone fracture and having some nasty side effects. Would ibuprofen or Aleve be better alternatives?
Same as unexpired: I can not as a physician recommend any medications with an fda mandated expiry date, however us military sponsored a trial of > 100 different over the counter ; prescription tablets 15 years after expiry date and found them still to be effective. Thus Ibuprofen should be safe. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach irritation: We usually recommend waiting until about 6 months before starting to use Ibuprofen for babies for fever or pain. It can cause irritation of the stomach, and in rare cases it can interfere with platelet function. Always ask a doctor for the correct dose. Dose should be based on the baby's weight , not age. ...Read more
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