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Dentist told me today to take 600mg Advil (ibuprofen) every four hours until my root canal on Monday. Is this safe?

Dentist told me today to take 600mg Advil (ibuprofen) every four hours until my root canal on Monday. Is this safe?

Advil (ibuprofen): This is safe as it is a short duration treatment, unless you have renal insufficiency (kidney function reduction) or significant acid reflux (GERD) or esophagitis. ...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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Can you take 600 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for two days?

Can you take 600 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for two days?

over max dose: You should not take over 3200mg in 24 hrs. Take with food and make sure there are no contraindications to you taking this med and there are no drug interactions with any medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take 800 mg ibuprofen every 4 hours?

No: The dosing period for Ibuprofen is minimum of every 6-8. Sooner than that can result in high doses that can problems with the kidneys and increased GI upset. ...Read more

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Is 600 mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours recommended for toothaches?

Is 600 mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours recommended for toothaches?

Take DDS advice: You should be seeing a dentist if you have a toothache. He or she will recommend what to take, dosage and frequency. Everyone is different and different medications work differently for each person. ...Read more

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My dr just told me I have cervical erosion? What can I do to help it heal? She just told me to take Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours?

Cervical erosions: Cervical erosions if benign, heal by themselves and that's why she told you to take advil (ibuprofen). I would only take it if there was any pain in the vagina, but otherwise it would heal up on its own. ...Read more

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Extreme toothache for a month, I've seen a dentist. I've been taking 3 ibuprofen every 4 hours for pain each day, am I taking to much?

Extreme toothache for a month, I've seen a dentist. I've been taking 3 ibuprofen every 4 hours for pain each day, am I taking to much?

Urgent care: What you are experiencing is unnecessary. Obviously you need further care right away. No one needs to be in severe pain more than a day or two at most. One cannot remedy extended severe dental pain by medication. If your own dentist cannot resolve the problem with further treatment, see another dentist. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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To function during my period I have to take 4 to 6 Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for cramps. What other solutions are there.?

To function during my period I have to take 4 to 6 Advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hours for cramps. What other solutions are there.?

Birth Control Pills: The inside lining of your uterus grows in response to female hormones, and sloughs during a period releasing prostaglandin hormones. They make your muscular uterine walls contract. Drugs like Ibuprofen (max. 2400 mg/day) block production & reduce pain; best taken @ earliest onset of cramps. Also birth control pills reduce growth of the lining, hence lessen cramps too. Heating pad on tummy too. ...Read more

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I'm on Oxycodone and 600mg ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for a lower back sprain., can I replace the ibuprofen with robacacet? The pain is still intense.

I'm on Oxycodone and 600mg ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for a lower back sprain., can I replace the ibuprofen with robacacet? The pain is still intense.

No.: These are similar narcotics. What you need is a good doc. A back sprain never requires heavy narcotics such as you are taking. Get a second opinion or should I say a third after mine. If your diagnosis does not change (I doubt it.) switch to a Pain Management specialist. Prolonged pain can change the way you brain feels pain. This must stop. Do not become a doctor-caused addict. ...Read more

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I've been taking ibuprofen every 3-4 hours for pain after wisdom teeth extraction. Can I switch to Aleve (naproxen) now I took the last dose about 4 hours ago?

No: Ibuprofen dose interval is every 6-8 hours. I would wait 8 hours if you can then change to Aleve. You can alternate with tylenol (acetaminophen) if no liver issues to get more pain relief. Do not take Aleve and Advil - chose one or the other. ...Read more

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My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n

Have it evaluated: At four a recurrent pattern of cough may be an early indicator of mild asthma. Write down all you recall about this pattern & take it in & review this history with the doc during a visit. A referral for some pulmonary function studies may be needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 ibuprofen tablets, USP 800mgs in a four hour time if pain is suver?

Can I take 2 ibuprofen tablets, USP 800mgs in a four hour time if pain is suver?

Be careful: Yes you can, but you can reduce the risk of abdominal pain or irritation with taking them with food. Try not to take more than 800mg every 8 hrs at the most. Also consider tylenol (acetaminophen) instead based on the type of pain you are having. ...Read more

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I took regular Advil (ibuprofen) four hours ago. Can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus now?

I took regular Advil (ibuprofen) four hours ago. Can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus now?

It depends: Depending on what your original dose was, it would be advisable to wait 2 more hours before taking the medication. Dosing of ibuprofen (which is in Advil) is maximum 800mg ever 6-8 hours. ...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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I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later. For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without.?

Advil (ibuprofen) pm Addiction: I commend you for your honesty about Addiction on Advil (ibuprofen) pm. Thank you for informing about, pain and abdominal spasm. Speak out loud that you do not want pain and abdominal spasm, acid stomach, shortness of breath, unusual bleeding or bruising, tiredness or weakness. See Internist for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for your judgement about Addiction and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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