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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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