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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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How many mg of ibuprofen can I take enough to keep the pain away for the day?

How many mg of ibuprofen can I take enough to keep the pain away for the day?

Ibuprofen: The cumulative maximum daily consumption of Ibuprofen is 3200 mg. However, i would not recommend taking 3200 mg every day. Save the maximum dose for times when you need it the most. ...Read more

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25 Yr old female about 160 pounds. I was told I have the flu I have a sore throat and low fever 102.7. How many mgs of ibuprofen can I take?

25 Yr old female about 160 pounds. I was told I have the flu I have a sore throat and low fever 102.7. How many mgs of ibuprofen can I take?

2400 mg per day.: If a person has normal kidney function then a person can take up to 2400 mg per day of ibuprofen. However, this should only be for a short time. Long term use of ibuprofen has many side effects including stomach and intestinal inflammation, kidney injury and possibly even heart problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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How much ibuprofen can I take?

See below: Generally speaking, for adults, 800 mg every 6-8 hours is the max dosing. But smaller adults may require less depending on weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Bauman
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How much ibuprofen can I take in 1 day?

How much ibuprofen can I take in 1 day?

800mg every 6 hours: The maximum does for a healthy person is 800mg every six hours (3200mg per day). Make sure and take this medication with food to minimize stomach upset. ...Read more

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Dr. MALKHAZI Mikadze
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Can someone here tell me please how much ibuprofen can I take?

Deopends on weight: Average adult dose is ussually 600 mg which is 3 pills of over the counter ibuprofen, Motrin or advil. If your weight is less than 90 lb than take 400 mg. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I am allergic to ibuprofen can I take pamprin?

I am allergic to ibuprofen can I take pamprin?

Pamprin: Pamprin contains Aspirin and is related to ibuprofen. Therefore i would not take pamprin. Use tylenol derivates instead. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Different medication: Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drug), and loratidine is an antihistamine. They are not structurally similar, and being allergic to one does not make you more likely to be allergic to the other. ...Read more

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