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What is the maximum safe dosage of ibuprofen?

What is the maximum safe dosage of ibuprofen?

800 mg - 3x per day: The maximum dosage of Ibuprofen is usually 2400 mg per day, but no more than 800 mg at one time. ...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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What would be the children's ibuprofen dosage for a 100lb teen?

What would be the children's ibuprofen dosage for a 100lb teen?

400mg: 100 pound person (child or adult) = the normal does is 400mg. Don't take Ibuprofen if the patient has allergy to ibuprofen, advil, motrin, pamprin etc. ...Read more

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I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

No problem: You may have some stomach upset though. Just don't take any more for a day or so, if pain killers are needed, use acetaminophen, (Tylenol), wish you well ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dosage of ibuprofen for infants?

What is the appropriate dosage of ibuprofen for infants?

Ibuprofen: Appropriate doses of ibuprofen in children is weight dependant. The maximum recommended dose is approximately 100 mg per 22 pounds of body weight every 6-8 hours for the shortest period of time possible. Long term use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can cause organ damage even in recommended doses. Ibuprofen should not be given to infants under 6 months of age. ...Read more

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What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Would ibuprofen help or stop breakthrough bleeding? If so, what dosage and for how long

Would ibuprofen help or stop breakthrough bleeding? If so, what dosage and for how long

NSAID: Ibuprofen is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and is used for fever control and anti-inflammation. It will not stop breakthrough bleeding. It can actually worsen bleeding symptoms - especially if you have a known bleeding disorder. See your physician for any breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to take 400 mg of ibuprofen with propain forte in one dosage?

Please explain if it is safe to take 400 mg of ibuprofen with propain forte in one dosage?

Propain Forte: Propain Forte is a complex mixture of several drugs including Acetaminophen, Caffeine, Codeine Phosphate, Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride and
Phenobarbital.

Thats quite a load for the body to handle especially the liver and kidneys. I would be very cautious about taking anything else. Personally, I wouldn't take the ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

For childern: For adults they are standard doses based usually on a 70 kg man.
Always best to look up doses and double check them each time anyway. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

You misunderstand: Ibuprofen/ Codeine 200/12.8 is not a fraction. It signifies a dose of 200 milligrams of ibuprofen together with 12.8 milligrams of codeine. A normal adult dose
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If they were prescribed for you, take them as directed. If you found someone else's pills, get rid of them. Never take prescription pills belonging to someone else as they might do more harm than good. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ibuprofen (200mg) and neprelan (500mg) other than dosage and one is a prescription and the other is otc.

Very different: That dose of Ibuprofen is too low to provide any anti-inflammatory benefits. It just provides mild pain relief. The Naprelan (naproxen) dose is an anti-inflammatory dose. You have to take at least 1, 500 mg of Ibuprofen daily to receive any anti-inflammatory benefits from it. ...Read more

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I've been having a persistent pressure and tension in my head the last couple of days. What would be the best dosage of ibuprofen for me?

I've been having a persistent pressure and tension in my head the last couple of days. What would be the best dosage of ibuprofen for me?

Ibuprofen: You can take 200mg tablets, 1-2 every 6 hours as needed but if the problem persists you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old. I only have childrens ibuprofen ages 2-11 100mg per teaspoon. Is it safe for me to take and if so what would be the dosage?

I'm 19 years old. I only have childrens ibuprofen ages 2-11 100mg per teaspoon. Is it safe for me to take and if so what would be the dosage?

Drink up: Typical dosage for adults is typically 200-400mg every 6 hours. So grab your teaspoon measure and take 2-4 teaspoons. ...Read more

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I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

Standard: There is no benefit for taking more than 600 mg 3 times a day or 500 mg 2 times a day even for a person of your size. If the NSAIDs are not helping consider adding acetaminophen or seeing your doctor about another agent. Taking NSAIDs at high does does come with risks so it is best to minimize your intake or use for short periods as needed. ...Read more

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Provided I use two pain relievers, paracetamol & ibuprofen for example, do I need to watch their daily dosages seperately or should I reduce usage?

Provided I use two pain relievers, paracetamol & ibuprofen for example, do I need to watch their daily dosages seperately or should I reduce usage?

Separate: Paracetamol or Acetaminophen is of particular importance to track because of its effect on the liver. The official limit in the U.S. Is 4000mg per day. But the unofficial limit has now been reduced to 3000mg.

The limit of Ibuprofen per day is 2400mg. It has more of an effect on the gastrointestinal system, so be on the lookout for anything from stomach upset to bleeding in the stool. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 7.5mg percocet for TMJ pain, i'd rather not take this anymore. 600mg ibuprofen didn't help, should I go higher dosage?

I was prescribed 7.5mg percocet for TMJ pain, i'd rather not take this anymore. 600mg ibuprofen didn't help, should I go higher dosage?

Short term: You can take ibuprofen 800 mg up to 3 times a day but I would not suggest taking this longer than 2-3 weeks at this dose. Warm compresses, acupuncture and physical therapy may also help with the pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe, and more effective, to take OTC ibuprofen + acetaminophen together for suppressing pain of a recent injury? What dosage would be safe?

Safe to combine but: It is safe to combine but often it is unneccsary. You can take 400to600mgm of ibuprophen every six hours if you do not have allergy to it or Aspirin and no history of stomach ulcer.You can start with 400 mgm and if does not help increase to 600 mgm. If that does not give you relief for short time you can add acetamino 650 mgm to 1000 mgm every 4 o 6 hours
need prescription pain meds if pain too bad. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with TMJ. An OB prescribed me narcotics that doesn't work. The only thing that work is ibuprofen. Can I take low dosages at 8 weeks?

I was diagnosed with TMJ. An OB prescribed me narcotics that doesn't work. The only thing that work is ibuprofen. Can I take low dosages at 8 weeks?

You definitely: Cannot take ibuprofen during your third trimester, so you need to find an alternative now, there are doctors that specialize in TMJ problems ...Read more

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I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R: The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I took a dosage of Ibuprofen for a menstrual headache. Afterwards, I became so dizzy that I could barely walk, my heart rate sped up and be?

Yesterday, I took a dosage of Ibuprofen for a menstrual headache. Afterwards, I became so dizzy that I could barely walk, my heart rate sped up and be?

Migraine: Sounds like a migraine, but it could be a reaction to too much ibuprofen. Make sure you're not taking more than 3200 mg per day, and no more than 600 mg at a time. Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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I already went to see my doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics and a stronger dosage of ibuprofen for the pain I have an ruptured eardrum and infection. What can I do for the discharge that is coming out of my ear.

I already went to see my doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics and a stronger dosage of ibuprofen for the pain I have an ruptured eardrum and infection. What can I do for the discharge that is coming out of my ear.

Followup: Discharge will stop when problem taken care of. Would certainly need to follow treatment with your doctor and may potentially need a referral to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Dose of ibuprofen for 22 lb child?

Dose of ibuprofen for 22 lb child?

.: For above 6 m of age only. 100 mg ie. 1 teaspoon of 100mg/5ml suspension. Ibuprofen will decrease fever- which might be a symptom of some underlying problem. If child gas fever better to be checked by doctor to see underlying reason. ...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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