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Is It Safe To Take 3 Ibuprofen Every Three Hours
Tough question: You could.Especially for very short term of pain control and they are from the lower dosage. On the other hand the side effects (constipation, ....)is dose related and if you take it for longer time you will develop tolerance to it where higher and higher doses will be needed.You need to let your doctor know. He may give you s.Th. Else or add acupuncture, self hypnoses or other meds that are safer. ...Read more
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
Not recommended: While 3 tablets would probably be unlikely to cause adverse effects in most people, the maximum recommended dose is 2 caps per day. If I were looking for additional pain relief, I'd probably reach for additional aspirin before taking anything with more acetaminophen, as this ingredient of excedrin can cause serious liver damage in higher doses. ...Read more
Maybe: In the end it is the same, but the need to "pop a pill"every 3 hours is certainly disruptive to your daily activity and is concerning. Is there a reason that you can not a full pill? ...Read more
I take prescription 800 mg Ibuprofens for menstrual cramps, and the bottle says to take one every eight hours, but I need it every 6.5-7 hours. Is tha?
Don't do it...: Don't exceed 1 pill every 8 hours. Higher doses can damage your stomach and intestines. Best wishes! ...Read more
Let's step back: The question is should you be regularly taking ibuprofen for joint pain and the answer is no. Long term use may be harmful to your heart and the lining of your intestinal track. More importantly, why are you taking a multivitamin at your age? In the absence of known deficiency, the multivitamin may be a waste of money. Please don't self-medicate. Speak to a knowledgeable doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after drinking beer (up to 3 bottles) is it safe to take two 200 mg tablets of Ibuprofen for a headache?
Soon after: But consider taking the ibuprofen with food. The big concern many people take about with alcohol and ibuprofen is the concern over further irritation and subsequent bleeding from the stomach/upper intestinal tract and/or irritation of the liver. Taking it with food at least can help protect your stomach. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For a short while: Hi, diclofenac is a very strong NSAID (same family as ibuprophen). It can lead to kidney dysfunction if used for a long time. It can also harm your stomach and intestines. Take it Omeprazole otc to reduce risk of ulcers if you plan on taking it orally for a time period. It also comes in a form of a patch (flector) and a cream (voltaren) which target the area of pain better. ...Read more
Yes: It should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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