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Is it safe to take 3 Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg every 3 hours for sciatica pain that hurts really bad.

Is it safe to take 3 Advil (ibuprofen) 200mg every 3 hours for sciatica pain that hurts really bad.

Too much: If there is so much pain, you should be seen. The medication will cause gastritis and renal toxicity.
Determining cause of pain and other management is recommended. ...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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Is it safe to take ibuprofen for joint pain three hours after taking multivitamins?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen for joint pain three hours after taking multivitamins?

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 more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Advil (ibuprofen) + Naproxen: Both of these meds are considered NSAIDS which are notorious for causing GI problems (stomach bleeding), The maximum dose of Ibuprofen is 3.2 g, and Naproxen 1.5g daily. Do the math. There are other better ways of managing pain than taking same meds-NSAIDs. You need to consult with a doctor that specializes in pain for more information and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

No: It increases the risks of gastrointestinal irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can cause ulcers. And can put strain on your kidneys. ...Read more

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

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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Can I take 3 advil (ibuprofen) pm for my severe back pain if I took vicodin three hours ago?

Back Pain, Vicodin: Of course, you need relief from back pain.
Reflect upon about history of back pain given to your Physician, X-ray or MRI findings, possible causes of your back pain, stresses in your life contributing to pain, diagnosis, treatment discussed -Pain Management, Medication, P.T. and Therapy.
See an Orthopedic Physician and a Psychiatrist.
Use Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery and Meditation. ...Read more

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What us a safe daily dose of ibuprofen to take, I am currently taking 400mg every 8 hours as can only take 3 times a day. I Have a tooth infection and had emergency treatment yesterday which involved drilling the tooth cleaning with a file and filling wit

What us a safe daily dose of ibuprofen to take, I am currently taking 400mg every 8 hours as can only take 3 times a day. I Have a tooth infection and had emergency treatment yesterday which involved drilling the tooth cleaning with a file and filling wit

3200 mg per day: The maximum dosage for adults is 800 mg per dose 4 times per day. Regardless, you should remember that the only way to cure a dental infection is with dental treatment. Hpe it helps. ...Read more

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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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Had 2 wisdom teeth pulled. Is is safe to take ibuprofen 600mg 5 times a day and amoxicillin 875 every 12 hours and hydrocodon 7.5-325 as needed 4/6 h?

Should be fine: The antibiotic dose is fine. The pain medications are each ok. Ibuprophen should not exceed 3200 mg per day. The Codeine should not exceed 8 in 24 hours. The ibuprophen is an antii-inflammatory and will address soft tissue swelling and inflammation and this should allow you to be comfortable so your muscles don't tense up and aggravate your discomfort. Drop the Codeine as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) pm every night as a sleep aid?

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) pm every night as a sleep aid?

Discuss with MD: Please see your own physician who knows you and your complete medical history best. Long term use of any medication has possible side effects. Also, it's always best to address issues and causes rather than relying on medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take robaxin 500mg 2x a day, trazodone 50mg, Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg, ibuprofen 800 4x a day, and vicodin 5/500mg every 8-10 hrs together?

Is it safe to take robaxin 500mg 2x a day, trazodone 50mg, Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg, ibuprofen 800 4x a day, and vicodin 5/500mg every 8-10 hrs together?

Ask your doctor: Each of the listed medications may cause side effects and there is a possibility for drug-drug interaction. Discuss this regime with your prescribing doctor as there may be extenuating circumstances that justify this regimen. Vicodin may lead to tolerance, dependance and addiction. Ibuprofen 4 x a day may lead to serious side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's?

Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem. Why are you having the pain, get that resolved so that you don't have to take that much medicaiton. ...Read more

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I took three Advil, (ibuprofen) is it okay if I take DayQuil?

Dayquil plus Advil (ibuprofen): Yes, you can. Although not ideal, you can take DayQuil after taking Advil since it does not contain any similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. It does contain acetomenophen which is the same product in Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Qurol with ibuprofen...Safe or not? Also is it okay to take two ibuprofens a day every day?

Qurol with ibuprofen...Safe or not? Also is it okay to take two ibuprofens a day every day?

Yes: Ibuprofen is safe to use for short and long term as prescribed by doctor. You didn't mention how many milligram? 400mg to 800mg twice a day for short time is ok. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr gave me 800 mg ibuprofen to take every 5-6 hrs for a week from my tooth surgery. I read that is not ok. I'm I safe been doing it for 5 days now.

Dr gave me 800 mg ibuprofen to take every 5-6 hrs for a week from my tooth surgery. I read that is not ok. I'm I safe been doing it for 5 days now.

Depends on...: Such issues depend on the particular doctor, the patient, and the condition being treated. Some people take a tapering dose trying to avoid stomach upset; or they may add a second medication to relieve pain, instead of just ibuprofen, also trying to avoid stomach ache. For example, a patient might take 800mg every 6 hours the first day, then 600mg per dose for 3 days, then 400mg per dose, etc... ...Read more

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I'm exclusively breastfeeding my three-month-old. I pulled my lower back this week. How much is the safest maximum dose of ibuprofen I can take for it?

I'm exclusively breastfeeding my three-month-old. I pulled my lower back this week. How much is the safest maximum dose of ibuprofen I can take for it?

Ibuprofen is safe: Ibuprofen is safe in lactation. The maximum doe without physician supervision is 1800 mg/24 hr. With physician supervision it is 2400 mg/24 hr. ...Read more

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I've been given antibiotics for an abscess along with ibuprofen and paracetamol. Can I take all three of these medications at the same time?

I've been given antibiotics for an abscess along with ibuprofen and paracetamol. Can I take all three of these medications at the same time?

Pick Two:: Take the antibiotic definitely, and pick ibuprofen; don't have to take paracetamol. Make sure you don't take Ibuprofen in empty stomach, eat something before. ...Read more

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Does aspirin is safe in peoples with HCV infection in dose 500mg-1000mg/day for aprox. Two/three times weekly? Or ibuprofen is better?

It is safe: Aspirin maximum adult dose is 4, 000 mg in a 24-hour period. Aspirin and the NSAIDs (ibuprofen) have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects. Although aspirin is one of the oldest non-narcotic analgesics, it is still frequently prescribed because of its long history of safety, availability and low cost. Always ask your doctor for more information about your individual situation. ...Read more

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If I took loratidine 12 hours ago, is it safe to take ibuprofen pm?

Probably: Loraditine is an antihistamine that does not cause drowsiness. Ibuprofen pm also contains an antihistamine (to make you drowsy). So you would get more antihistamine than intended, but I would still not expect to experience significant side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take this sleep medicine if I took ibuprofen a few hours ago?

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Is it safe to take this sleep medicine if I took ibuprofen a few hours ago?

Sleep medicine: Ibuprofen is safe with sleep medicines in general, but I wonder what sleep medicine u r referring to? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus and then 3 hours later take NyQuil?

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus and then 3 hours later take NyQuil?

Yes: They are different meds with different effects. NyQuil is antihistamine + cough suppressant. Advil (ibuprofen) is NSAID anti-inflammatory + decongestant. You neglect to identify your symptoms. You might benefit from both, or you might do better with something else. ...Read more

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I took 2 excedrin 5 hours ago. Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen now for my migraine?

I took 2 excedrin 5 hours ago. Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen now for my migraine?

Should be fine as: Excedrin only contains acetaminophen as the pain reliever along with aspirin, not ibuprofen. Though taking too many medications will make some things worse. Be careful and wait for the medications to take effect rather than reaching for more pills. And get some sleep if you can, which helps migraines a lot (personal experience :)) ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen if I took mefenamic acid six hours ago?

Depends: You do not specify the dose of ibuprofen. As the half-life of mefanamic acid is two hours, it would take 10 hours to eliminate the mefanamic acid "completely." if the dose of Ibuprofen is only 200 mg, then, it may be safe (assuming you do not have liver or renal disease). ...Read more

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