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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

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 much ibuprofen can you take in one day?

Motrin: It can vary from 1200 mg to 3200 mg per day in divided dosages in very specific indications. ...Read more

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How many Advil (ibuprofen) can you take in one day?

How many Advil (ibuprofen) can you take in one day?

6 TO 8 A DAY: It depends on what you are taking advll for. The maximum prescription dose if tolerated by some is 3200 mgm that is 16 200 mgm tab of advil
but that is under medical supervision by prescription by a physician who knows the reason you are prescribed the drug
so for over the counter I will suggest do not exceed 6to8 tablets per day, that is if you can tolerate it. ...Read more

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How much ibuprofen can you take in one day and not harm your liver?

How much ibuprofen can you take in one day and not harm your liver?

Limit use: 2400mg maximum of ibuprofen (advil) per day. Acetaminophen (tylenol), no more than 2000mg/day to be relatively safe. There are risks even with lower doses. ...Read more

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I have horrible headaches on the left occipital side. I need top take about 3 to 5 pills of ibuprofen per day. No one can say why I get it.....?

I have horrible headaches on the left occipital side. I need top take about 3 to 5 pills of ibuprofen per day. No one can say why I get it.....?

Maybe hormones?: Some headaches as you describe are related to hormones. Some are stress-related. Depending on how long this has been going on, you should consider seeing a neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Am I right that it's no issue to take one 200 milligram of ibuprofen per day to reduce risk of blood clots?

Am I right that it's no issue to take one 200 milligram of ibuprofen per day to reduce risk of blood clots?

Aspirin is better: Aspirin is the preferred drug for anticoagulation. However, why do you need to reduce your risk of blood cloths? If you're not at risk, then it's best not to take any unnecessary medication. I suggest you see your doctor and discuss your risk factor and allow him/her to suggest a plan to reduce your risk if necessary. ...Read more

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Can I take one extra ibuprofen 600mg from instructed twice a day because I have trouble sleeping with the pain?

Can I take one extra ibuprofen 600mg from instructed twice a day because I have trouble sleeping with the pain?

Pain Alternatives: You could also try alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg with Ibuprofen 600mg, 3 hours between each dose. Sometimes cold or hot packs to the painful area help. Finally, getting enough sleep is important for managing pain. ...Read more

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I take 100mg tramadol every day, and one 200mg ibuprofen every night for neck pain. Is this ok to do day after day? It seems to control my pain well

Reasonable: But nightly Ibuprofen can cause some issues, such as possible stomach irritation, eventual ulcer after long term use. That being said, if it controls your pain, with a some breaks where you might not use the ibuprofen, it seems like a reasonable schedule. Important to know if you have correct diagnosis and if physical therapy would help. Its always better to not be on long term meds, pt could help. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen after CT scan with contrast? I usually take it 3 X day per doctor. No one told me. I read online not to take.

Can I take ibuprofen after CT scan with contrast? I usually take it 3 X day per doctor. No one told me. I read online not to take.

Its precautionary: Aspirin like drugs lower kidney blood flow. This can increase the time the contrast stays in someone and increase its toxicity (very very slightly). In someone without diabetes nor other kidney problems it isn't likely to be a problem at all. ...Read more

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Can I take 4 Advil (ibuprofen) at one time?

Depends.: If the advil (ibuprofen) are 200 mg Ibuprofen and you are an otherwise healthy person with no contraindications. No pregnancy, no GI bleeding, no renal insufficiency. That is a prescription dose and we only recommend high doses like that with professional counsel. It's better to stick with the dose on the bottle unless your personal physician has instructed you otherwise. High dose nsaids have risk. ...Read more

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If I take two 800 mg ibuprofen at one time can I overdose?

If I take two 800 mg ibuprofen at one time can I overdose?

Ibuprofen: Who prescribed this for you.
If it was your doctor who prescribed just one dose you should not take 2 doses.
If your doctor did not prescribe any do not take any. ...Read more

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I need help. I had gout and I just took Colcry 0.6mg about one hour ago, will it be okay for me to take Ibuprofen 600mg now?

I need help. I had gout and I just took Colcry 0.6mg about one hour ago, will it be okay for me to take Ibuprofen 600mg now?

Yes: Check w/ your PCP but an antiinflammatory should not pose a problem... Often a prescription steroid (dose pak) for a week will be effective if above is not. GL! ...Read more

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I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. Can I take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

I took one Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg four hours ago. Can I take one Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus (which is 200mg as well) now?

Of course: You are not exceed the recommended dosage. The Advil (ibuprofen) recommended dose is 200 mg to 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours as required. ...Read more

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If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

Should be the same: Four of the 200mg tablets will have the same effect as one of the 800mg tablets. A patient should not notice any difference between taking 4 small tablets or one big tablet. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ibuprofen to leave one's system?

How long does it take for ibuprofen to leave one's system?

Depends: Clearance of this medication is done by the liver and is dose- and liver function-dependent. Basically, if you took 200mg, it is gone in 2 hrs, 400mg in 4hrs, 600mg in six and so on. You should not take more than 800mg at a time though and those dosage times just tell when it is safe for another dose, complete clearance may take longer. As for surgery, most docs want you off for 2 wks prior. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 600 mg of ibuprofen all at one time okay to take?

Pain meds: It depends on your weight. Read the label to confirm but I would think at age 30 you would be ok. ...Read more

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How many mg of ibuprofen can you take at one time without overdosing?

Depends: On your weight, general health status, how many times a day you are taking it and how long you have been taking that class (NSAID) drug. ...Read more

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Do you know the highest dose of ibuprofen a person can take at one time?

Healthy adult?: Normal size? In that case, maximum daily dose is 2400mg. "prescription strength ibuprofen" is usually 800mg every 8hrs or 600mg every 6hrs (both =2400mg). Should not be done for more than a few days ideally, and in consultation with your dr. ...Read more

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Can I take two 800mg ibuprofen for serious back pain? One just doesn't seem to help at all.

Can I take two 800mg ibuprofen for serious back pain? One just doesn't seem to help at all.

Not recommended: High doses of ibuprofen can be damaging to the kidneys and cause significant GI upset. An urgent care facility will likely be able to prescribe effective pain medication for you until you can be further evaluated for the cause of your pain. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I took 600mg of ibuprofen two hours ago but it did not help with pain. Can I take one loratab right now or do I need to wait?

Yes.: Ibuprofen in an NSAID, which in different then the two components of lortab - hydrocodone and acetaminophen. You can take the medications together without significant risk of side effects from mixing these medications. ...Read more

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How many mgs of ibuprofen csn I take in a 24 periid horribile toithache cant get to see dentist for one week ive taken 1800 mgs already since 6am toda?

How many mgs of ibuprofen csn I take in a 24 periid horribile toithache cant get to see dentist for one week ive taken 1800 mgs already since 6am toda?

Dose: 3200 mg total divided into 4 800mg doses administered every 6 hours. But it won't matter. The intensity if the infection will overpower the pain killer. You have to get this very serious infection under control NOW. You need to see a Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or Endodontist immediately. Please make the time to do so. ...Read more

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