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How Long Does Ibuprofen Stay In The Body
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 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
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
Which is the least invasive to your body over a long (2-3 months) period of time, Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen for broken toes?
Risks of NSAIDs: The risks are the same with either. ...Read more
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 do I need to wait after taking 2 200mg motrin tablets before taking a ibuprofen 800 tablet? Thank you
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
A LONG TIME: You are risking for a gastric beed. ...Read more
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