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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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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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I have a herniated disc that needs surgery. I am taking 6 Advil (ibuprofen) a day to help with the pain. How long can I do that before I do damage to my body?

I have a herniated disc that needs surgery. I am taking 6 Advil (ibuprofen) a day to help with the pain. How long can I do that before I do damage to my body?

Need monitoring: Generally, only 6 a day is not usually a problem, but potential complications include stomach ulcers that may bleed or perforate, kidney problems and hearing problems if you take more than your body can handle. You need to coordinate with your doctor regarding blood tests to monitor your kidney function and meds to help avoid stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?

Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?

Hard to say: There are risks for both approaches. The risk of using controlled substances seems greater and I usually recommend the 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) three times a day for the duration of the menstrual cycle. If this is longer than 1 week each month then further consideration should be given to the regimen ...Read more

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How long does Ibuprofen stay in your system? Ive been taking 600mg of Ibuprofen for the last 3 days,will it harm me if I drink alcohol 2 days later?

How long does Ibuprofen stay in your system?
Ive been taking 600mg of Ibuprofen for the last 3 days,will it harm me if I drink alcohol  2 days later?

Usually 6 to 8 hours: If it is not enteric coated. Enteric coated can stay upto 24 hours but not more than that. Alcohol drinking is not safe and has consequences of its own, but no, it will not interfere with ibuprofen. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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How long should i wait after taking an Advil PM,to take ibuprofen?

How long should i wait after taking an Advil PM,to take ibuprofen?

Advil=Ibuprofen.: Being they're essentially one in the same, you'd want to separate them by at least six hours. ...Read more

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How long do two advils (ibuprofen) stay in your system. If i took two advils (ibuprofen) at 5 am are they still in my system at 5 pm?

How long do two advils (ibuprofen) stay in your system.  If i took two advils (ibuprofen) at 5 am are they still in my system at 5 pm?

Insignificant amount: Advil (ibuprofen) has about 85% absorption and has half-life about 2-4 hours. So, assume it is 4 hours half life: 85% of 400mg (two advils) =340mg absorbed. In 4 hours, you have 170mg left, in 8 hours there is 85mg, and at 12 hours only 42.5mg left. 42.5mg total in an adult is not adequate to do much at all. Having fun learning. Knowledge is power! good luck. ...Read more

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How long after taking 800 mg of.Ibuprofen can I take 2 excedrin?

How long after taking 800 mg of.Ibuprofen can I take 2 excedrin?

Talk to your doctor: Ibuprofen lasts about 6-8 hours. Take excedrin as directed after that. Nsaids can cause ulcers and life threatening bleeding. Talk to your physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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How long after taking 2 ibuprofen can i take percoset 5..ibuprofen was taken at 230?

How long after taking 2 ibuprofen can i take percoset 5..ibuprofen was taken at 230?

Ask your OB/GYN: Women taking prescription painkillers such as Vicodin or Percocet in pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to babies with devastating neural tube defects. Always speak with your physician or OB/GYN before taking any medication. ...Read more

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I had a small drink about 4 hours ago how long do I have to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

I had a small drink about 4 hours ago how long do I have to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?

OK now. : Unless you have significant underlying liver disease or are a big drinker you are fine with a single drink and a reasonable dose of acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Dr. James burns, should I take to 1-2 neproxin in addition to the 600mg ibuprofen? How long?

No...: Only one or the other and not for any longer than 7-10 days. If needed after that might want to consider seeing your doctor again. ...Read more

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50, f, arthro. Surg 2 yrs ago. Hurts on long walks. Should i still take them if i take ibuprofen and ice after?

50, f, arthro. Surg 2 yrs ago. Hurts on long walks. Should i still take them if i take ibuprofen and ice after?

Uncertain what you: Uncertain what surgery you had. I will answer this as if you had hip or knee surgery. You need specific exercise for each type of surgery you have had. Still having symptoms 2 years later brings to mind 2 questions. Is the pain you are havig from the original problem or is this now a different problem. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...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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I took over 6000 milligrams of ibuprofen over the past two days due to a toothache. What effect will this have on my body?

I took over 6000 milligrams of ibuprofen over the past two days due to a toothache. What effect will this have on my body?

Time to Visit DDS: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity or advanced gum disease or wisdom teeth. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment. The pain medication (ibuprofen) may help relieving the pain for you but not resolving the problem. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Taken around 1400 mg all at once of ibuprofen a day off and on for a few years for pain.. Should i be concerned about long term kidney health?

Taken around 1400 mg all at once of ibuprofen a day off and on for a few years for pain.. Should i be concerned about long term kidney health?

Bad idea!!: Too high a dose can lead to kidney damage. Try just following the directions. If simple over the counter meds don't take care of the pain you need to see your doctor for more potent relief. If you keep exceeding the dosage, you're likely to wind up with major kidney damage. ...Read more

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I took 400mg of ibuprofen and now im afraid its gonna have a bad interaction with my xarelto what could happen how long does it stay in my system ??

6-8 hours: The good news is that 400 mg of ibuprofen is a relatively low dose. You should watch for any signs of bleeding or increased bruising. You should opt for tylenol (acetaminophen) if you need pain meds, no more than 4 grams in 24 hours. (2 extra strength every 6 hours). Stay safe! ...Read more

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